FJK Documentary Film Festival + Music Conference to Host “Finding Fela” Atlanta Premiere (Trailer)

We’re honored to host the Saturday night screening of the documentary “Finding Fela”! Here’s a list of activities.


Saturday, August 16th

7:15pm – Landmark Midtown Theatre 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308 (404) 879-0160

FJK Documentary Film Festival + Music Conference host “Finding Fela” screening with Spreadlove; Hosted by Wanique Shabazz of WRFG.
Q&A with Jason Orr of FunkJazz Kafé
Arts & Music Festival and DJ Kemit follows screening.

FJK CONF_WB_3inchx3_2014_2.1


10pm – 3am  After party  

Cream Ultra Lounge for “Foreign Exchange” hosted Osei from Cream Ultra Lounge Address: 3249 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. Cover charge



Sunday, August 17th

4pm – Screening hosted by African Atlanta 2014 and Bronze Lens Film Festival Atlanta with Q&A details to be announced.

Landmark Midtown Theatre 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308 (404) 879-0160



Wednesday, August 20th

7:15 – Screening Hosted by Atlanta Daily World

Landmark Midtown Theatre 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308 (404) 879-0160




‘Finding Fela’ tells the story of Fela Kuti’s life (1938 – 1997), his music, as well as his social and political importance. This in-depth look at the man who created Afrobeat (a fusion of Jazz, traditional West African rhythms, Funk, Highlife, and psychedelic rock) brings audiences close to Fela’s fight against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 80s.

 With his audacious music and a great deal of courage, Fela Kuti helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria, promoted Pan Africanist politics to the entire world and became an inspiration in the global fight for the rights of all oppressed people.

 ‘Finding Fela’ additionally explores the creative process behind the Broadway musical Fela!, directed and co-conceived by acclaimed choreographer Bill T. Jones.

 “Fela Kuti was a seminal figure in the history of Nigeria and Africa as a whole,” said FINDING FELA producer Stephen Hendel, “and we’re excited to be bringing ‘Finding Fela’ to Atlanta and to showcase the film for the Nigerian community”.

Press About “Finding Fela”

“A comprehensive, vibrant portrait of Fela Kuti.”


“A must-see for fans of the artist and political firebrand. The soundtrack alone is worth the price of a ticket.”

– Rolling Stone

“Finding Fela does an exemplary job of explaining, in musical terms, what made Fela stand out.” 

The Guardian

“Captivating” (3.5 stars out of Four)

– The Washington Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *