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
    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...)

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Launches South American Tour This September
    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 from September 26-29. Bloomberg is the lead sponsor of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's international tour to Brazil. (more...)

    Ebony Bones Announces Secret Brooklyn Show, 9/11
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 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...)

    Ebony Bones Releases 'Behold, A Pale Horse'
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2013

    Ebony Bones has brought punk, pop and soul to new heights with her new album, Behold, A Pale Horse (released 8/6). (more...)

    Ebony Bones Releases New Album Today
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2013

    Singer, songwriter, producer and boundary-breaking artist Ebony Bones—whose stage name was coined by punk rock icon Rat Scabies, drummer of The Damned— developed a love for music at an early age. (more...)

    RED HOT + FELA Set for Release 10/8 on Knitting Factory Records
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 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...)

    Emicida and Rael Bring Sounds of Sao Paulo to New York City Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2013

    Brazilian hip hop sounds like no other rap in the world. Melodic and rhythmically diverse, progressive and political while still spitting fire, Brazilian MCs refuse to let rap be mere entertainment, taking intriguing beats, clever lyrics, and a very live sound and hitting the mainstream, both at home and internationally. (more...)

    Rael Brings Sounds of Sao Paulo to Joe's Pub Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

    Brazilian hip hop sounds like no other rap in the world. Melodic and rhythmically diverse, progressive and political while still spitting fire, Brazilian MCs refuse to let rap be mere entertainment, taking intriguing beats, clever lyrics, and a very live sound and hitting the mainstream, both at home and internationally. (more...)

    Emicida Brings Sounds of Sao Paulo to New York City Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2013

    Brazilian hip hop sounds like no other rap in the world. Melodic and rhythmically diverse, progressive and political while still spitting fire, Brazilian MCs refuse to let rap be mere entertainment, taking intriguing beats, clever lyrics, and a very live sound and hitting the mainstream, both at home and internationally. (more...)

    Ebony Bones Set to Release New Album 8/5
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

    Singer, songwriter, producer and boundary-breaking artist Ebony Bones—whose stage name was coined by punk rock icon Rat Scabies, drummer of The Damned— developed a love for music at an early age. (more...)

    Emicida to Bring Sounds of Sao Paulo to New York City, July 2013
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

    Brazilian hip hop sounds like no other rap in the world. Melodic and rhythmically diverse, progressive and political while still spitting fire, Brazilian MCs refuse to let rap be mere entertainment, taking intriguing beats, clever lyrics, and a very live sound and hitting the mainstream, both at home and internationally. (more...)

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Adds New Members for David H. Koch Theater Engagement, 6/12-16
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2013

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle has announced casting for the Company's return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts at the David H. Koch Theater from June 12-16, 2013. He has also invited three new dancers to join and perform with the acclaimed 30 member Company during the seven-performance engagement. (more...)

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