Fela Kuti News

 

Fela Kuti News

Date of Birth: October 15, 1938
Date of Death: August 02, 1997 (58)
Birth Place: Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
Gender: Male
Make Music Winter is Back in NYC this DecemberMake Music Winter is Back in NYC this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Make Music New York is proud to announce the sixth annual Make Music Winter, taking place on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, the shortest day of the year. From the The Bronx to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, thirteen participatory parades will bring New Yorkers together to sing, play, and dance their way through streets, parks, and other public spaces throughout the city. Amateurs and professionals, smartphone users and fiddlers - all are invited to take part. (more...)

The Holiday Season at NJPAC - Cinderella, Handel's Messiah, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Broadway Sings the Muppet Christmas Carol and much more!The Holiday Season at NJPAC - Cinderella, Handel's Messiah, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Broadway Sings the Muppet Christmas Carol and much more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Check out the holiday season lineup at NJPAC! (more...)

Forces of Nature Dance Company Presents Kwanzaa Show With Les Nubians, 12/17Forces of Nature Dance Company Presents Kwanzaa Show With Les Nubians, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Forces of Nature combines elements of modern dance, West African movement, ballet, hip-hop, and even martial arts. Visually inventive and creatively brilliant, these multi-ethnic dancers and drummers perform one-of-a-kind programs that are 'sizzling ... nothing short of sensational,' says The Washington Post. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Find out what's happening this month at NJPAC! (more...)

Carnegie Hall Presents Ethiopian Singer Mahmoud Ahmed on Today, October 22Carnegie Hall Presents Ethiopian Singer Mahmoud Ahmed on Today, October 22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

On Today, October 22 at 8:00 p.m., Carnegie Hall presents African music icon Mahmoud Ahmed in his first solo performance in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Celebrated for his richly textured vocal power, Ahmed performs traditional Amharic music from his homeland in Ethiopia, masterfully blending African pop and jazz styles for an ear-opening, one-of-kind musical experience. (more...)

Sean Kuti and Egypt 80 to Play the Fox Theatre This NovemberSean Kuti and Egypt 80 to Play the Fox Theatre This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Seun Kuti is the youngest son of legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. At the age of nine, Seun expressed the wish to sing to his father. A short while later Seun started performing with his father and the band, until his father's untimely death in 1997. Seun, then only 14 years old, assumed the role as lead singer of Egypt 80. (more...)

New Jersey Performing Arts Center Presents FELA! THE CONCERT: AFRO BEAT PARTY 11/16New Jersey Performing Arts Center Presents FELA! THE CONCERT: AFRO BEAT PARTY 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Full of energy and constant motion, FELA! The Concert radiates joy. Don't miss this celebration of Afrobeat founding father and charismatic fighter of human rights Fela Kuti, featuring a 10-piece Afrobeat band with members of Antibalas, and original cast members from the Tony-winning Broadway Show! (more...)

Seun Kuti Releases New EP 'Struggle Sounds' ft. Single 'Gimme My Vote Back'Seun Kuti Releases New EP 'Struggle Sounds' ft. Single 'Gimme My Vote Back'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Seun Kuti (SHAY-OON KOO-TEE) releases his new 3-song EP Struggle Soundson Sony Music Masterworks. Co-produced by Robert Glasper, the EP features the single 'Gimme My Vote Back (C.P.C.D.)' where C.P.C.D. stands for Corporate Public Control Department. (more...)

Seun Kuti Releases New EP 'Struggle Sounds' Out Now ft. Single 'Gimme My Vote Back'Seun Kuti Releases New EP 'Struggle Sounds' Out Now ft. Single 'Gimme My Vote Back'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Seun Kuti (SHAY-OON KOO-TEE) releases his new 3-song EP Struggle Sounds on Sony Music Masterworks. Co-produced by Robert Glasper, the EP features the single 'Gimme My Vote Back (C.P.C.D.)' where C.P.C.D. stands for Corporate Public Control Department. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Presents Ethiopian Singer Mahmoud Ahmed on Saturday, October 22Carnegie Hall Presents Ethiopian Singer Mahmoud Ahmed on Saturday, October 22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

On Saturday, October 22 at 8:00 p.m., Carnegie Hall presents African music icon Mahmoud Ahmed in his first solo performance in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Celebrated for his richly textured vocal power, Ahmed performs traditional Amharic music from his homeland in Ethiopia, masterfully blending African pop and jazz styles for an ear-opening, one-of-kind musical experience. (more...)

Africa Utopia Returning to Southbank CentreAfrica Utopia Returning to Southbank Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Africa Utopia returns for a fourth time to Southbank Centre to explore what can be learnt and celebrated from modern Africa and the African diaspora. The festival investigates the arts and culture of one of the world's most dynamic and fast-changing continents and looks at how Africa can lead the way in thinking about society, community, technology, fashion, gender, faith and activism. (more...)

Osibisa Legend Gregg Kofi Brown Releases Autobiography & New CD Anthology 'Rock 'n' Roll And UFOs'Osibisa Legend Gregg Kofi Brown Releases Autobiography & New CD Anthology 'Rock 'n' Roll And UFOs'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Gregg Kofi-Brown is best known for his work with seminal African funk rock pioneers Osibisa. who were one of the first, if not THE first African band to achieve popular success in the West. (more...)

Traverse Announces Festival 2016Traverse Announces Festival 2016
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 8, 2016

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh announces Festival 2016. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, GLEE's Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele Infuse a Pop-Dominated Telecast With Classic Showtunes, 2010Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, GLEE's Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele Infuse a Pop-Dominated Telecast With Classic Showtunes, 2010
by Michael Dale - Jun 7, 2016

In a season dominated by musicals with scores made up of pop hits, the two 'Glee' stars helped remind audiences of the great music of Broadway. (more...)

British Breakout Rationale to Release Self-Titled Debut Album September 23British Breakout Rationale to Release Self-Titled Debut Album September 23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

UK artist RATIONALE, quickly developing as one of 2016's most vital breaking artists, will release his self-titled debut album September 23, 2016 via Warner Bros. Records. (more...)

The Roots and Drive-By Truckers to headline Lowdown Hudson Music Fest July 12 & 13The Roots and Drive-By Truckers to headline Lowdown Hudson Music Fest July 12 & 13
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

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BWW Review: AILEY II NEW YORK SEASON SHOWS SIGNS OF GREATNESS at Ailey Citigroup TheaterBWW Review: AILEY II NEW YORK SEASON SHOWS SIGNS OF GREATNESS at Ailey Citigroup Theater
by Tracy Hopkins - Apr 8, 2016

With dynamic movement and dazzling technique, Ailey II debuted a vibrant new season at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, March 30 - April 10. (more...)

Fulcrum Point New Music Project to Celebrate African American ComposersFulcrum Point New Music Project to Celebrate African American Composers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Fulcrum Point New Music Project, Chicago's leader in New Art Music led by Stephen Burns, proudly presents "Proclamation! The Black Composer Speaks," a dynamic concert program showcasing the broad spectrum of new art music from the African American perspective at the Promontory Chicago, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., in one performance only, Friday, April 29, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Ailey II's New York Season at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 3/30-4/10Ailey II's New York Season at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 3/30-4/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Ailey II's “indefatigable, virtuosic, and relentlessly sexy” dancers (Los Angeles Times) return to the Ailey Citigroup Theater with two programs of premieres and returning audience favorites. The upcoming New York season comes on the heels of the company's 26-city tour.  During a 14-performance engagement held over two weeks, their “off-the-charts energy” (The New Yorker) will be amplified in diverse repertory by emerging and established choreographers, including Jean Emile, Jamar Roberts, Ray Mercer, Kyle “JustSole” Clark, Dwight Rhoden, Manuel Vignoulle, and Jennifer Archibald. (more...)

Felabration Set for Fox Theatre, 3/31Felabration Set for Fox Theatre, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

?Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Felabration Feat. Amayo (Antibalas), Dave Watts (Motet) + Members of Atomga & Euforquestra at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, March 31st, 2016. Tickets are on sale January 29th for $10 early bird or $15 general admission. (more...)

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