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Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Paperback – September 2, 2003


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: New Museum of Contemporary Art (September 2, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0915557878
  • ISBN-13: 978-0915557875
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 10.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,869,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

This book is the catalogue for the exhibition curated by Trevor Schoonmaker at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. The exhibition was on view there from July 11 - Deptember 28, 2003, before traveling to museums in London, San Francisco and Cincinnati.

This book is one of two publications edited by Schoonmaker as part of the Fela Project. The other is FELA: From West Africa to West Broadway (2003).  felaproject.net/felaone.html

About the Author

Trevor Schoonmaker is the Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. He is the editor of Nasher Museum of Art exhibition catalogues The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool, and Street Level: Mark Bradford, William Cordova and Robin Rhode. He is also the editor of Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, D Troit: The Art, Music, and Culture of the Motor City, and Fela: From West Africa to West Broadway. In 2001 he co-founded Jump n Funk with Rich Medina, New York's first Fela-inspired club night. He was the director of the Fela Project, a multimedia project on the influence of Fela Kuti.

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Trevor Schoonmaker is the Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Before moving to Durham, NC in 2006, he was an independent curator in New York City. From 1999-2005 he was the director of the Fela Project, a multimedia project on the influence of Fela Kuti. In 2001 he co-founded Jump n Funk with Rich Medina, New York's first Fela-inspired club night.

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