- SKU: 7959104
- Release Date: 09/05/2006
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After the breakup of the blues-rock supergroup Cream, drummer Ginger Baker became deeply interested in African music, and in 1971 he made plans to build a recording studio in Lagos, the capitol of Nigeria, to document the many talented musicians he had discovered there. With typical bravado, Baker opted to fly from England to the other side of the African continent, and travel to Lagos over ground using a specially fitted Range Rover he'd purchased for the journey. Baker invited documentary filmmaker Tony Palmer to join him for the trip, and Ginger Baker in Africa captures the sights and sounds they encountered as the crossed the Sahara Desert and jammed with many local musicians along the way. Ginger Baker in Africa includes remarkable performance footage of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti and his band Africa 70 (then unknown in the West) playing in an open-air night club during a rainstorm with no fear of electrocution. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- Ginger Baker