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Dhani Jones Came to the Show Last Night

NFL great Dhani Jones came to FELA! on Broadway last night. Yeah Yeah!

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See the Stars on Opening Night

The Tony-winning Broadway musical Fela!, which explores the life of Nigerian musician and political figure Fela Anikulapo-Kuti in a production that is part narrative and part rock musical, officially opened on Broadway July 12 in a 32-performance encore run at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

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Another rave from The New York Times: A Well-Traveled Revolutionary Returns

Though often regarded as the season of sloth, summer has its own energy. It’s what you sense in the suddenly wayward walks of city dwellers, liberated by wearing as few clothes as possible. Purposeful strides have been exchanged for something hypnotic, rhythmic and faintly subversive. Read More

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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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Stream this interview with FELA! producer Questlove on WGCI

FELA! producer Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson dropped by WGCI 107.5 in Chicago to chat with Loni Swain. This interview aired April 9th, 2012 — but you can stream it here indefinitely.

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Guest post by ?uestlove: Music is STILL the weapon

Back in 2008, Ahmir Thompson aka ?uestlove of The Roots saw FELA! in New York and wrote about his experience. Read it here. ——————————————————————– i wrote an email to all my industry pals after i saw the FELA! musical tonight. i decided to share it with you. ladies and gentlemen this is ahmir. its is 5:58am in the morning and i just got home. i witnessed a miracle tonight and it is a MUST you read this. and when i say miracle you have to think this on the level of sam jackson trying to convince john travolta in pulp fiction to acknowledge the miracle that just occured (them escaping death by *this* much) i didn’t escape death tonight. actually i believe i found life … Continue reading

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Photos: Ziggy Marley, Taye Diggs + Idina Menzel love FELA!

  A couple happenings in the world of FELA! we wanted to alert you to — Ziggy Marley showed us some serious love recently. We’re giddy. Won’t you follow him on Twitter? Psst. Don’t forget to follow us too if you haven’t already. And look who visited us at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles recently: Taye Diggs and actress Idina Menzel! The star of Broadway’s RENT and How Stella Got Her Groove Back stopped by for a photo with cast member Adechike Torbert. You may recognize him from Private Practice. Check out more sightings on the rest of our blog — You may see a certain Stevie…  

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