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
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 ôCountry Hustle,ö 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 IIámakes itsáNYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts debutáMarch 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 IIámakes itsáNYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts debutáMarch 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, includingáLeila Da Rocha, Jean Emile, Jae Man Joo, Ray Mercer, Bridget L. Moore,áAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater memberáJamar Roberts, andáformer Ailey danceráMarcus Jarrell Willis. (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...)

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 Natureácombines 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,' saysáThe Washington Post. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Findáout 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

OnáToday, October 22 at 8:00 p.m., Carnegie Hall presents African music iconáMahmoud Ahmedáin 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,áFELA! The Concertáradiates 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

OnáSaturday, October 22 at 8:00 p.m., Carnegie Hall presents African music iconáMahmoud Ahmedáin 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...)

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