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 |
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