Sunday March 18, 2012. The Queens of FELA! gathered with Founder of Kadence LLC., Karen St. Hilaire and owner of Therapy Wine Bar, Angela Terry. There was a full menu assortment for the ladies including speciality teas made by CuriosiTeas NYC owner, Sheena Foster. The ladies were able to unwind during their short break in NYC (as you may know, they’re working hard on tour). This was the first tea party that the FELA! Queens attended together, and they plan to incorporate tea parties into the remainder of the tour. “The Queens of FELA! added an extra flair to what was a wonderful event. The ladies are genuinely regal and their interaction with the guests, made for a splendid Afternoon Tea. The guests and all … Continue readingTagged adero green, angela terry, brooklyn, curiositeas, fela, fela kuti, fela queens, kadence, karen st. hilaire, sheena foster |
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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 |
The FELA! cast and producers, in association with Knitting Factory Records is currently running a promotion with the amazing children’s charity run by Ziggy Marley, U.R.G.E. (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment). U.R.G.E. If you enter the coupon, “africaunite” with your purchase from the Fela Kuti webstore, 20% of the cost of your items will be donated to U.R.G.E. from now until February 9th. Shop for a good cause –it’s a win for everyone. Speaking of Ziggy Marley, check out this video of his appearance with the cast of FELA! at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles last month (many thanks to the lovely ADERO GREEN for this footage). Do share!Tagged afrobeat, center theatre group, fela, fela kuti, la, los angeles, musical, reggae, sahr ngaujah, U.R.G.E., ziggy marley |
What do Nas, Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Ziggy Marley, and Smokey Robinson have in common? They all led standing ovations at FELA! at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. You can do the same next week when the FELA! cast has its very special free in-store performance and signing at Amoeba Records in Hollywood on Wednesday, January 18th at 5pm. Then, take an hour or five to browse the West Coast’s premier record store — only a joint this behemoth could contain our cast! Purchase tickets for the remaining FELA! dates here. The Original Broadway Cast Recording is available here through Knitting Factory Records. While you’re at it, you can RSVP for the event on our Facebook page.Tagged afrobeat, ahmanson theatre, amoeba records, fela, fela kuti, hollywood, los angeles |
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
Photos: Ziggy Marley, Taye Diggs + Idina Menzel love FELA!