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Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti has music and activism in his blood. The son of pioneering Afrobeat musician and dissident Fela Kuti, he forged his own path with a band in the 80's, using music to push for change. He's in D.C. for the U.S.-Africa Summit, promoting agriculture to end poverty. He also attended the premiere of a new documentary about his father's life, "Finding Fela." He joins us in studio to discuss his activism through music, his father's legacy, and Africa's future.

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Advocacy Through Music

ONE, an organization focused on fighting extreme poverty and disease, particularly in Africa, brought together 19 of the best musicians from across Africa--including Femi Kuti--to record a song called "Cocoa na Chocolate." It's part of the Do Agric, It Pays Campaign, focused on supporting agriculture across Africa.

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"Finding Fela" is a new documentary by Alex Gibney about Nigerian activist and pioneering musician Fela Kuti. It opens Aug. 8 at the E Street Cinema in Washington, D.C.

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