Recognized as an icon in the international world of rock and roll, soul, jazz and hip-hop, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was born in Abeokuta, Nigeria, north of Lagos in 1938. Kuti found his authentic musical voice adding elements of traditional Yoruba, high life and jazz, giving rise to "Afrobeat". Through his music he condemned military regimes in Nigeria for their mismanagement, and marginalization of the underprivileged. He produced over 70 albums during his career. Featuring many of Fela Kuti's most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones's visionary staging, Fela! reveals Kuti's controversial life as an artist and political activist and celebrates his pioneering music.