Fela Kuti News

Also Credited As:
  • Fela Anikulapo Kuti

  • Date Of Birth:
    October 15, 1938
    Date Of Death:
    August 02, 1997 (58)
    Birth Place:
    Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
    THE POP GROUP to Kick Off Ambitious Release Program with Two Titles
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

    The Pop Group will be kicking off an ambitious release program with two titles, both of which will be available in multiple formats individually and also packaged together as a limited CD box set accompanied by memorabilia and an extensive 36pp booklet. (more...)

    Zongo Junction's Hard-Grooving Afrobeat Trip Heads to Brooklyn
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

    Every journey, they say, begins with a single step. For Zongo Junction, that first footfall came in the Bay Area, when drummer and West African music explorer Charles Ferguson was young. (more...)

    Aasif Mandvi, MODERN FAMILY's Steven Levitan, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and More Set for 2014-15 Arts & Ideas at JCCSF
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

    The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) takes pride in announcing the 2014-15 Arts and Ideas Season; an exciting line-up of today's acclaimed writers, food experts, renowned scientists and thinkers, as well as fascinating entertainers. Theatrical and musical highlights in the first half of the season include The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt, rock icon Amanda Palmer and actor Richard Chamberlain. (more...)

    Grand Performances 2014 Summer Concert Series Kicks Off Today
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

    Grand Performances announces its 28th annual season with a line-up full of fan favorites, new musical obsessions, and events at the gorgeous California Plaza under the spectacular Downtown Los Angeles skyline. Starting Friday, June 13, 2014 and running through Saturday, September 13, 2014, the Grand Performances 2014 Summer Concert Series brings artists and audiences together for an array of music, dance, film, and spoken word featuring performers from around the globe and the streets of Los Angeles. Every show is free; no advanced reservations are required. Grand Performances at California Plaza is located at 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071 (213-687-2159). For a complete overview of Grand Performances' upcoming season, hailed as the "best free outdoor summer concert series" by Los Angeles Magazine, please see the schedule here http://www.grandperformances.org/calendar/2014-season-overview. (more...)

    VAN DAVIS to Host Album Launch Party, 6/19
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

    VAN DAVIS, the NYC based rock-funk group, announces COME WITH ME, available for purchase on Thursday, June 19. In celebration, the band will host a CD launch event at INC Lounge (224 West 49th Street, 2nd Floor, above Time Hotel) on Thursday, June 19. Doors open at 8PM for cocktails and three 45-minute sets will be performed at 9PM, 10:15PM and 11:30PM. There is no cover for the event and there will be drink specials at the bar. (more...)

    Alvin Ailey Sets Special Opening and Four Dynamic Programs for Lincoln Center Season, 6/11-22
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts with four different programs for a 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 11 - 22, 2014. (more...)

    Aretha Franklin Wants to Star in Broadway's AFTER MIDNIGHT
    by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

    The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin wants to try her hand at musical theater by making her Broadway debut in the Tony-nominated production of AFTER MIDNIGHT. (more...)

    2014 BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL and More Coming to the Blue Note in June 2014
    by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

    Blue Note Jazz Club, one of the world's most iconic jazz and blues venues based in Greenwich Village, is proud to announce its June 2014 schedule. All June performances at Blue Note Jazz Club will be featured as part of the fourth annual, 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival, scheduled to take place Sunday, June 1 through Monday, June 30 (with over 150 performances at more than 15 venues throughout New York City). (more...)

    Ronald K. Brown & Evidence to Present World Premiere at The Joyce Theater, 6/3-8
    by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

    Ronald K. Brown and Evidence, A Dance Company return for its annual New York season at the Joyce Theater, June 3-8, 2014. The exciting week-long run includes 2 programs. Program A features the world premiere of The Subtle One danced to a suite by Jason Moran, jazz pianist, composer and Kennedy Center's Artistic Director for Jazz. Program B offers classic repertory including a revival of Ebony Magazine to a Village. (more...)

    Ginger Baker Announces New Album Set to be Released 6/24
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

    Ginger Baker was once considered the musician least likely to survive the '60s. And yet, in 2014, he finds himself on the ascent. (more...)

    BWW Interviews: Lillias White, Appearing Soon at 54 Below, Talks Bway Roles, NYC Then and Now, and More
    by Adrienne Onofri - Apr 29, 2014

    The Tony winner talks about her Brooklyn upbringing, her Broadway triumphs and her brand-new cabaret show. (more...)

    Knitting Factory Entertainment Presents CHOP AND QUENCH, Every Monday Through 6/2
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2014

    This coming Monday and every Monday through June 2 Knitting Factory Entertainment presents premier Afrobeat exponents Chop and Quench in residency at Knitting Factory Brooklyn. I would love to extend an invitation to you to come see the show. (more...)

    Music to Take Center Stage at 2014 Sundance Film Festival
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

    Sundance Institute today highlighted the roster of music performances to take place at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, including talent from Low Down - featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, composer Ohad Talmor and and a reading by Elle Fanning (more...)

    My Morning Jacket to Perform on NBC's JIMMY FALLON, Today
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

    Coming up next Today, October 11th the band will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and will be joined on-stage by Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes and Merrill Garbus of tUne-yArDs in honor of their contribution to Red Hot + Fela. (more...)

    RED HOT + FELA Set for Release Today on Knitting Factory Records
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

    Fela Kuti lives on. Since his death in 1997, he's been transformed from musician's musician with a cult-like following to a worldwide musical icon. The last four years have seen the Broadway hit FELA! win Tony Awards and tour the world, Knitting Factory Records reissue the prolific Nigerian firebrand's back catalogue, and now, Red Hot. (more...)

    My Morning Jacket to Perform on NBC's JIMMY FALLON, 10/11
    by TV News Desk - Oct 04, 2013

    Coming up next Friday, October 11th the band will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and will be joined on-stage by Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes and Merrill Garbus of tUne-yArDs in honor of their contribution to Red Hot + Fela. (more...)

    Review – FALL FOR DANCE Brings Gotham's Dance Companies Back To The Delacorte
    by Michael Dale - Sep 18, 2013

    Dance returns to the Delacorte in a preview of City Center's Fall For Dance Festival. (more...)

    Ebony Bones Plays Secret Brooklyn Show Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

    Having developed a love for music at an early age, Ebony Bones—whose stage name was coined by punk rock icon Rat Scabies, drummer of The Damned— began her musical education in her father's music stall in Brixton Market with artists like Brian Eno and Quincy Jones and as time went on her influences grew to include everyone from Siouxie Soux and The Slits to Fela Kuti and Public Enemy. (more...)

    Nakhane Toure to Join Suzanne Vega for South African Tour in November
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

    The young, multi-talented local musician, singer and songwriter Nakhane Toure will be joining the Suzanne Vega SA Tour in November 2013 as the supporting bill guest artist. (more...)

    Alvin Ailey Returns to South America for Performances and Educational Activities, 9/11
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congress as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” returns to South America after 15 years with a robust schedule of 20 performances and a variety of educational activities for area students. The first visit to South America led by Artistic Director Robert Battle includes engagements in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at Cidade das Artes from September 11-15, São Paulo, Brazil at Credicard Hall from September 19-22, and Buenos Aires, Argentina at Teatro Coliseo fromSeptember 26-29. Bloomberg is the lead sponsor of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's international tour to Brazil. (more...)

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