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
Gender: Male
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Fela Kuti News

Date of Birth: October 15, 1938
Date of Death: August 02, 1997 (58)
Birth Place: Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
Gender: Male
Lincoln Center Announces OUT OF DOORS 2017, 7/26-8/13Lincoln Center Announces OUT OF DOORS 2017, 7/26-8/13
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Concerts including Angelique Kidjo's Remain in Light, Rumer with special guest Dionne Warwick, Nick Lowe's Quality Rock 'n' Roll Revue starring Los Straitjackets, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's Suite for Ma Dukes, Natalia Lafourcade, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble in a Tribute to Pauline Oliveros (more...)

Big Mean Sound Machine Releases Fourth Album 'Runnin' For The Ghost'Big Mean Sound Machine Releases Fourth Album 'Runnin' For The Ghost'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

In a time when people need to come together more than ever, Big Mean Sound Machine is spreading positivity through communal dance by creating music that moves people of all ages and backgrounds. (more...)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Release New Album 'So It Is' TodayPreservation Hall Jazz Band Release New Album 'So It Is' Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Preservation Hall Jazz Band have released their latest album So It Is today via Legacy Recordings. (more...)

Lafa Taylor & Abbo Share 'Falling' feat. Goapele w/ BillboardLafa Taylor & Abbo Share 'Falling' feat. Goapele w/ Billboard
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

California-based powerhouse duo Lafa Taylor & Aabo share their track “Falling” feat. Goapele today via Billboard. The song comes off their forthcoming debut album FEEL, a remarkable collaborative project that pairs classic house with the emotive nature of R&B and the soul of hip-hop. (more...)

Big Mean Sound Machine New Album 'Runnin' for the Ghost' Out NowBig Mean Sound Machine New Album 'Runnin' for the Ghost' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

In a time when people need to come together more than ever, Big Mean Sound Machine is spreading positivity through communal dance by creating music that moves people of all ages and backgrounds. (more...)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Invited to Support Beck at Red Rocks + New Video + AlbumPreservation Hall Jazz Band Invited to Support Beck at Red Rocks + New Video + Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Preservation Hall Jazz Band have announced a special performance with Beck at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado on July 11, 2017. Tickets go on sale April 14 and will be available here. (more...)

BWW Review: EXPENSIVE SHIT, Soho TheatreBWW Review: EXPENSIVE SHIT, Soho Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Apr 6, 2017

Written and directed by Adura Onashile, Expensive Shit is not afraid to show an uncomfortable truth. Going back and forth between Lagos in 1994 and Glasgow in 2013, the play revolves around Tolu, a toilet attendant, and her relationship to women and men around her. (more...)

Angelique Kidjo Returns To Carnegie Hall To Debut REMAIN IN LIGHT, 5/5Angelique Kidjo Returns To Carnegie Hall To Debut REMAIN IN LIGHT, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Three-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist Angélique Kidjo returns to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Friday, May 5, at 8:00 p.m., for the world premiere performance of Remain in Light, her reimagined take on the Talking Heads' iconic album. (more...)

AFRODISIAC to Celebrate Music of Fela Kuti at the Fox TheatreAFRODISIAC to Celebrate Music of Fela Kuti at the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Afrodisiac is Colorado's all-star tribute to Fela Kuti featuring Amayo of Antibalas, Dave Watts of The Motet and more. The show is set for the Fox Theatre on Saturday, June 17, 2017.  (more...)

Town Hall and (Le) Poisson Rouge present One of the Most Exciting Jazz Events of the YearTown Hall and (Le) Poisson Rouge present One of the Most Exciting Jazz Events of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Town Hall and (Le) Poisson Rouge are proud to present the Jazz Epistles, featuring Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela live in New York City for the first time on South African Freedom Day, April 27th. Half a century after recording South Africa's landmark jazz album, Jazz Epistle, Verse 1, these original bebop legends reunite for their first North American performance at the Town Hall at 123 West 43rd Street in New York.  (more...)

Jeb Loy Nichols Returns With New Album 'Country Hustle' Out TodayJeb Loy Nichols Returns With New Album 'Country Hustle' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

On March 31 2017, the steadily rising troubadour Jeb Loy Nichols presents his classic-in-the-making new album “Country Hustle,” via on his own label City Country City and Jullian Records. (more...)

Soho Theatre's Upcoming Season Offers Hope for Young Hearts and Old SoulsSoho Theatre's Upcoming Season Offers Hope for Young Hearts and Old Souls
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

As the world tries to adjust to its new order and the new reality of post-fake-truth-news politics, Soho Theatre's spring and summer programme offers some hope for young hearts and old souls. The seasons include the premiere of the 2015 Verity Bargate Award winning Roller Diner - a savage-sweet rock'n'roll tragicomedy by first time playwright Stephen Jackson, and Touch - the fourth exciting new collaboration between Soho Theatre and DryWrite.  (more...)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Announce New Album + Share TrackPreservation Hall Jazz Band Announce New Album + Share Track
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Preservation Hall Jazz Band have announced the release of their new album, So It Is, the septet's second release featuring all-new original music, coming April 21 via Legacy Recordings. (more...)

Adura Onashile and Scottish Theatre Producers Present EXPENSIVE SHITAdura Onashile and Scottish Theatre Producers Present EXPENSIVE SHIT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

This bold four-hander, featuring the music and dance of Fela Kuti's Afrobeat genre, revolves around the life and experiences of Tolu, a toilet attendant, and her relationship to the women around her. The story moves from Glasgow, where Tolu is working in a toilet for tips, flashing back to the legendary Shrine Club in 90s Lagos, where a younger Tolu dreams of becoming a dancer in the revolutionary band of Fela Kuti. (more...)

The Funk & Soul Weekender Announces Full LineupThe Funk & Soul Weekender Announces Full Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Soundcrash are excited to finally announce the full lineup to the amazing Funk & Soul Weekender. After a sellout first year, they are back this May with an unmissable programme of funk and soul artists past and present. (more...)

Jeb Loy Nichols Returns With New Album 'Country Hustle' Out 3/31Jeb Loy Nichols Returns With New Album 'Country Hustle' Out 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

On March 31 2017, the steadily rising troubadour Jeb Loy Nichols presents his classic-in-the-making new album “Country Hustle,” via on his own label City Country City and Jullian Records. (more...)

AILEY II Makes NYU Skirball Center Debut, 3/29-4/2AILEY II Makes NYU Skirball Center Debut, 3/29-4/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Ailey II makes its NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts debut March 29 - April 2, sharing two programs of premieres and returning favorites with audiences during its annual New York season. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Ailey II makes its NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts debut March 29 - April 2, sharing two programs of premieres and returning favorites with audiences during its annual New York season. The 12 young dancers return to the New York stage after a 25-city world tour to share their artistry and prowess in an expansive repertory by emerging and established choreographers, including Leila Da Rocha, Jean Emile, Jae Man Joo, Ray Mercer, Bridget L. Moore, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater member Jamar Roberts, and former Ailey dancer Marcus Jarrell Willis. (more...)

Forces of Nature Dance Company Presents Kwanzaa Show With Les Nubians, TodayForces of Nature Dance Company Presents Kwanzaa Show With Les Nubians, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 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...)

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...)

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