Welcome to STGtv! Find out more at http://stgpresents.org/stgtv. In this brief episode of STGtv, we visited with Grammy-nominated musician Meshell Ndegeocello. She led STG’s 2013 More Music program as artistic director and took time out to chat with local artists & NARAS members while she was in town. The 10x Grammy-nominated artist spoke about music, passion, artistic direction, and musical influences, including Fela Kuti. See FELA! The Musical (based on the life and music of Fela Kuti) live on stage at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle May 28 – June 2, 2013. Learn more & get your tickets here: http://www.stgpresents.org/tickets/by-month/eventdetail/248/-/fela
Monthly Archives: May 2013
When the musical Fela! hit Broadway, the Tonys responded with 11 nominations and 4 Tonys. Now Fela! is coming to Seattle, and we’re taking up the Afrobeat Music and moves with a former Fela! cast member. ONE DAY FOR PRACTICE AND MOB. REHEARSAL & MOB – MONDAY 5/27 10am-noon Cal Anderson Park (1635 11th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122) 1pm – MOB (somewhere downtown Seattle) The moves will be super simple. If you get a chance, join us starting on May 28 for the one week run. Some tickets are less than $20 with our 20% off code – MOBLOVE20. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/467299893345897
We could not be prouder of Gelan Lambert! He has been personally invited down to Miami by the Mayor of Miami – Andre D. Pierre in honor of Haitian Heritage Month on Thursday, May 23, 2013!
“The award for outstanding musical performance by an actor went to Sahr Ngaujah in the touring production of the Broadway hit “Fela!,” which played at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, and whose producers included Jay-Z, Will Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith.” Read More over at The Boston Globe
Click here for more information! Buy Tickets Here! Event Information: Thursday June 6, 2013 8:00 pm – 1:00 am 21+ Cover: $25.00 Location: The New Parish 579 18th Street Oakland, CA 94612 Please note, the Official Opening Party follows the Broadway Production at The Paramount Theater earlier on June 6. *this is not Fela the musical, but the official opening party following the production at the paramount theater.* Use KUTI8 code to buy tickets 10% off.
Meshell Ndegeocello spent an afternoon at Broadway at the Paramount in Seattle last week discussing Fela!, her More Music @ The Moore mentorship, and career spanning over 20 years in the music industry!
Ishmael “Bonfils” Kouyate drops in to help out a dance and drumming class. Watch the videos below and feel like you’re a part of it!
A Letter from Maija & Ashe-O
Prêt-À-Poundo: Top 10 Style Guide and Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Video
Photo: Lovely letter from Beyonce to Michelle Williams
Prêt-À-Poundo: Style Guide – The Dapper Real Live Show
Video: Beyoncé Is A(n African) Grown Woman
Prêt-À-Poundo: Style Guide — Rock Your Punk Fela Tee
Video: Meshell Ndegeocello Talks About Fela Kuti on STGtv
Fela! Flash Mob (Seattle, WA)
Gelan Lambert personally invited to Miami by Mayor Andre D. Pierre!
Sahr Ngaujah won a Norton Award for ‘Outstanding Musical Performance.’
Official FELA! Opening Party & Performance w/ SAHR NGAUJAH in Oakland, CA!
Meshell Ndegeocello spent an afternoon at Broadway at the Paramount