Boston City Hall (May 1, 2012) – Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey welcomed the critically acclaimed, Tony Award-winning musical FELA! to the City of Boston last Sunday. Councillor Yancey called the musical, which tells the important story of legendary Nigerian musician, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, an incredible demonstration of one man’s sacrifice to improve the political environment and human rights conditions in Nigeria. “The music, the dance, the costumes, and the extraordinary talent made FELA! one of the best musicals I’ve ever seen,” he said. Fela, a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, a musician and composer, the pioneer of Afrobeat music, human rights activist, and a political maverick, defied Nigeria’s corrupt and oppressive military governments and devoted his life and music to the struggle for freedom and … Continue readingTagged boston, catia mota da cruz, charles yancey, cutler majestic theatre, emerson college |
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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!