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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Video: The Cambridge Youth Dance Program joins FELA! on stage in Boston

This video comes to us by way of Adero Green: check out The Cambridge Youth Dance Program (CYDP) showing off their moves at The Cutler Majestic Theatre during our run in Boston on May 1st. On April 30, FELA! cast member Iris Wilson met with the girls of Cambridge Youth Dance Program at their dance studio in North Cambridge. She assisted with staging and counts, as the girls had already  choreographed a presentation for the curtain call. The following girls participated in this presentation: Maria Kaestner, 18 Brianna Frazier, 16 Roxanne Rivard, 16 Anna Workman, 15 Chiara Bercu, 14 Alanna Logan, 12 Caroline Workman, 12 The Cambridge Youth Dance Program is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing the talented and artistic youth of the … Continue reading

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Video: Chris Dave’s amazing Fela drum cover

Check out this FELA! drum cover by the supremely talented drummer Chris Dave. Gotta love a man with two first names. Also, he’s on Twitter. Chris Dave x FELA from Chris “Daddy” Dave on Vimeo.

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Boston councillor Charles Yancey welcomes FELA! to Boston!

  Boston City Hall (May 1, 2012) – Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey welcomed the critically acclaimed, Tony Award-winning musical FELA! to the City of Boston last Sunday. Councillor Yancey called the musical, which tells the important story of legendary Nigerian musician, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, an incredible demonstration of one man’s sacrifice to improve the political environment and human rights conditions in Nigeria. “The music, the dance, the costumes, and the extraordinary talent made FELA! one of the best musicals I’ve ever seen,” he said. Fela, a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, a musician and composer, the pioneer of Afrobeat music, human rights activist, and a political maverick, defied Nigeria’s corrupt and oppressive military governments and devoted his life and music to the struggle for freedom and … Continue reading

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