Tuesday, December 01, 2009
The video above was from when this musical on the life of afrobeat legend and pioneer, Fela Kuti was playing off-Broadway. The musical was so well-received and blew the minds of people you probably respect that it has now been revived with the money backing of Jay-Z and Will & Jada Pinkett Smith. I know Broadway is a rich ticket for many but Fela is the truth - as important as James Brown, Bob Marley, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder etc. in the black music canon that you should try and see this if you can. I'm off to check it out tonight. Get discounted tickets for Fela! HERE.
Check out The Kitchen on Fela previously HERE.
Fela! - website | twitter | iphone app | Cop blog discount tickets HERE