On January 22nd, the cast of FELA! and Los Angeles band Afrobeat Down got together to celebrate a successful run at The Ahmanson Theatre. Sandra Izsadore hosted the party — she describes the party as “… a night to remember. Real Kalakuta style.” She also describes other highlights: “We had a Big Yellow Bus that picked us up from the hotel. It transported us about ten miles to the party. The Bus and its driver has made appearances on Oprah Winfrey show, People Magazine, The Steve Harvey Morning Show, as well as many other publications. The Bus driver, Tonya, is doing great work through her GYO organization for youth in our community. Jamaican Food was served… It was a good closing for Los Angeles. ” … Continue readingTagged afrobeat down, ahmanson theatre, fela, fela kuti, kalakuta, los angeles, oprah winfrey, sandra iszadore, video |
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FELA OBITUARY Fela was sweet; perhaps not an adjective that would normally be used to describe this tornado of a man, but Fela was sweet to me. The sweetness that I perceived in him emanated from his love for humanity; particularly for those who had drawn life’s short straw. Hundreds of people depended upon Fela for living. Many more than he needed to run his Lagos club, The Shrine, or to play in his band. I saw him as a social engineer, concerned with issues of injustice, corruption, the abuses of power. He was ready to lay his life on the line in defense of such causes, which he did on countless occasions. For his trouble he was beaten with rifle butts, endlessly harassed, imprisoned, … Continue readingTagged fela, fela kuti, kalakuta, lagos, obituary, rikki stein, the shrine |
Producer Stephen Hendel writes a letter to President Mahama of Ghana in response to the article featured in Vanguard on 12/4
Video: The Cambridge Youth Dance Program joins FELA! on stage in Boston
Video: Chris Dave’s amazing Fela drum cover
Boston councillor Charles Yancey welcomes FELA! to Boston!
Stream this interview with FELA! producer Questlove on WGCI
Photos: The FELA! Queens have tea in honor of Women’s History Month
Contest: Guess where in Chicago the FELA! van is and win PRIZES!
Guest post by ?uestlove: Music is STILL the weapon
Video + Photos: LA Closing Party featuring the cast of FELA! and Afrobeat Down
Bob Marley & Fela Kuti: Musical giants in a time of revolution, by Vivien Goldman
Video: Ziggy Marley joins the cast of FELA! on stage + Fela Kuti fundraiser sale for URGE