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  • Fela Anikulapo Kuti

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    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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    Date of Birth: October 15, 1938
    Date of Death: August 02, 1997 (58)
    Birth Place: Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
    Gender: Male
    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...)

    The World Music Institute Debuts New Series MASTERS OF AFRICAN MUSIC TonightThe World Music Institute Debuts New Series MASTERS OF AFRICAN MUSIC Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

    Making his World Music Institute debut, Nigerian music legend Orlando Julius plays classic Afrobeat with a psychedelic twist, constantly pushing musical boundaries. Julius is one of the original Afrobeat pioneers, predating even Fela Kuti. Starting in the '60s, he brought together traditional African sounds and rhythms with American pop, soul, and R&B. He spent many years in the United States collaborating with Lamont Dozier, the Crusaders, and Hugh Masekela, and his voice has been an essential part of the invention, development, and popularization of Afro-pop. Julius recently released a widely praised album Jaiyede Afro, which The Guardian called a 'rousing new set' and which WMI's Par Neiburger calls 'One of the best Afrobeat albums I've ever heard.' This year also marks the 50th anniversary of his 1966 release, Super Afro Soul, which made him a national celebrity in Nigeria. The record's dramatic, highly melodic incorporation of soul, pop, and funk was ahead of its time, and arguably shaped the funk movement that swept over the United States in subsequent years. (more...)

    BWW Review: TINARIWEN Warms at The ImperialBWW Review: TINARIWEN Warms at The Imperial
    by Matt Hanson - Sep 30, 2015

    There are a few reasons why a nomadic ethnic minority from the Western Sahara has become the poster child of world music in the 21st century. In truth, no one can really put his or her finger on Tinariwen definitively, because they are the living, pure sound of a people, a place, and a time so authentically exotic. To categorize Tinariwen in predefined musical genres is as elusive as believing in a mirage. (more...)

    Canongate Books to Publish TADUNO'S SONG by Odafe AtogunCanongate Books to Publish TADUNO'S SONG by Odafe Atogun
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

    Canongate Books has acquired world rights in Taduno's Song, a Kafkaesque Nigerian tale by debut novelist Odafe Atogun. Louisa Joyner, Editorial Director of Fiction at Canongate acquired the debut as part of a two book deal from Toby Mundy at Toby Mundy Associates. Canongate will publish in trade paperback in summer 2016. (more...)

    World Music Institute Welcomes Two African Legends to New York TonightWorld Music Institute Welcomes Two African Legends to New York Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

    World Music Institute debuts its brand-new series MASTERS OF AFRICAN MUSIC with two legends ORLANDO JULIUS & THE AFRO SOUNDZ at LPR and KASSE MADY DIABATE at the Met Museum this fall. (more...)

    The World Music Institute Debuts its New Series MASTERS OF AFRICAN MUSIC, 9/25, 10/1The World Music Institute Debuts its New Series MASTERS OF AFRICAN MUSIC, 9/25, 10/1
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

    Making his World Music Institute debut, Nigerian music legend Orlando Julius plays classic Afrobeat with a psychedelic twist, constantly pushing musical boundaries. Julius is one of the original Afrobeat pioneers, predating even Fela Kuti. Starting in the '60s, he brought together traditional African sounds and rhythms with American pop, soul, and R&B. He spent many years in the United States collaborating with Lamont Dozier, the Crusaders, and Hugh Masekela, and his voice has been an essential part of the invention, development, and popularization of Afro-pop. Julius recently released a widely praised album Jaiyede Afro, which The Guardian called a "rousing new set" and which WMI's Par Neiburger calls 'One of the best Afrobeat albums I've ever heard.' This year also marks the 50th anniversary of his 1966 release, Super Afro Soul, which made him a national celebrity in Nigeria. The record's dramatic, highly melodic incorporation of soul, pop, and funk was ahead of its time, and arguably shaped the funk movement that swept over the United States in subsequent years. (more...)

    BWW Review: VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL Inspirits at Jericho Beach ParkBWW Review: VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL Inspirits at Jericho Beach Park
    by Matt Hanson - Sep 15, 2015

    Folk people are the People's People. Folk signify kith, kin, family, ancestry, and flesh and blood. (more...)

    Mr. Pauer Announces New Album 'Orange'Mr. Pauer Announces New Album 'Orange'
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

    Mr. Pauer announces the release date of his highly awaited sophomore album “Orange” for September 18th on all digital platforms. (more...)

    The World Music Institute Debuts its New Series MASTERS OF AFRICAN MUSIC, 9/25, 10/1The World Music Institute Debuts its New Series MASTERS OF AFRICAN MUSIC, 9/25, 10/1
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

    Making his World Music Institute debut, Nigerian music legend Orlando Julius plays classic Afrobeat with a psychedelic twist, constantly pushing musical boundaries. Julius is one of the original Afrobeat pioneers, predating even Fela Kuti. Starting in the '60s, he brought together traditional African sounds and rhythms with American pop, soul, and R&B. He spent many years in the United States collaborating with Lamont Dozier, the Crusaders, and Hugh Masekela, and his voice has been an essential part of the invention, development, and popularization of Afro-pop. Julius recently released a widely praised album Jaiyede Afro, which The Guardian called a "rousing new set" and which WMI's Par Neiburger calls 'One of the best Afrobeat albums I've ever heard.' This year also marks the 50th anniversary of his 1966 release, Super Afro Soul, which made him a national celebrity in Nigeria. The record's dramatic, highly melodic incorporation of soul, pop, and funk was ahead of its time, and arguably shaped the funk movement that swept over the United States in subsequent years. (more...)

    World Music Institute to Welcome Two African Legends to New York This FallWorld Music Institute to Welcome Two African Legends to New York This Fall
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

    World Music Institute debuts its brand-new series MASTERS OF AFRICAN MUSIC with two legends ORLANDO JULIUS & THE AFRO SOUNDZ at LPR and KASSE MADY DIABATE at the Met Museum this fall. (more...)

    Chucho Valdes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Flamenco Festival & More Set for World Music Institute's 2015-16 SeasonChucho Valdes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Flamenco Festival & More Set for World Music Institute's 2015-16 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

    The World Music Institute has announced its 30th Anniversary, 2015-16 season -- the debut season for Artistic Director Par Neiburger. Recognizing the ever-expanding nature of world music, Neiburger showcases the experimental and avant-garde along with the classic. (more...)

    BWW Reviews:  New BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Covers 1991-2015BWW Reviews: New BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Covers 1991-2015
    by Michael Dale - Jun 29, 2015

    The latest edition of Scott Siegel's acclaimed series shows the growing number of Broadway musicals without new scores. (more...)

    World Music Institute and 92nd Street Y Present KING SUNNY ADE & HIS AFRICAN BEATS TonightWorld Music Institute and 92nd Street Y Present KING SUNNY ADE & HIS AFRICAN BEATS Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

    The World Music Institute and 92nd Street Y co-present a rare U.S. appearance by Nigerian superstar King Sunny Ade & His African Beats tonight, June 26, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at 92Y, to kick off WMI's 30th Anniversary Season, the first curated byrecently appointed artistic director Par Neiburger. (more...)

    America's Largest Free Outdoor Concert Series Is BackAmerica's Largest Free Outdoor Concert Series Is Back
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

    This summer, the power of free, live music to strengthen the social fabric of our communities is on radiant display, with more than 400+ free Levitt concerts across the country. (more...)

    'Sonny Knight and the Lakers Do It Live' Album Out 6/23'Sonny Knight and the Lakers Do It Live' Album Out 6/23
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

    Sonny Knight and the Lakers exist in the afterglow that soul luminaries like Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin created with their raucous, kinetic, and supreme live performances. Sonny Knight and the Lakers Do It Live, from the eponymous group, is a loving return to the height of live Rhythm and Blues, with Knight and his band perfectly capturing the uproarious vibe and rebellious musicianship of an era long gone in their first live album release. A year of steady touring through the US and Europe has allowed the group to create a seamless set, mixing songs from their critically-acclaimed debut studio album, I'm Still Here, with a couple covers of classic soul songs from their native Minneapolis, and re-imagined bits from Led Zeppelin and James Brown. Recorded in their hometown of Minneapolis at the Dakota Jazz Club over two nights and four performances, Sonny Knight and the Lakers aim to bring a new focus on the art of the live record. Hoping to add to the rich history of live albums rather than producing something merely derivative, they set out to reconstruct the ephemeral experience of a live concert and earn a permanent place on your record shelf. The double LP/CD release will be available in stores and digitally June 23rd via Secret Stash Records. (more...)

    Judy Collins & More Added to This Summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors FestivalJudy Collins & More Added to This Summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

    Lincoln Center Out of Doors one of the country's longest-running, free, summer outdoor festivals opens its 45th season on July 22, 2015. A range of concerts, dance performances, family events, related film screenings, talks, and an exhibition will be presented across three weeks, from July 22 - August 9. (more...)

    World Music Institute and 92nd Street Y Present KING SUNNY ADE & HIS AFRICAN BEATS, 6/26World Music Institute and 92nd Street Y Present KING SUNNY ADE & HIS AFRICAN BEATS, 6/26
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

    The World Music Institute and 92nd Street Y co-present a rare U.S. appearance by Nigerian superstar King Sunny Ade & His African Beats on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at 92Y, to kick off WMI's 30th Anniversary Season, the first curated byrecently appointed artistic director Par Neiburger. (more...)

    Legendary Cuban Musician, Tomas Diaz Premieres New Song 'Suky'Legendary Cuban Musician, Tomas Diaz Premieres New Song 'Suky'
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

    Singer and Cuban music referent, Tomas Diaz is back with 'Suky' a new song that contains all the elements to become an international success; a true hybrid and fusion of genres that represents and brings together the musical influences collected during his career. (more...)

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to the Aronoff Center TonightAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to the Aronoff Center Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will share its inspiring artistry with Tri-state audiences at the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall for two nights only, tonight and tomorrow, March 3-4, 2015 at 7:30pm. The much-anticipated dance event is part of the Cincinnati Arts Association's 2014-15 Season. (more...)

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to the Aronoff Center This SpringAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to the Aronoff Center This Spring
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will share its inspiring artistry with Tri-state audiences at the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall for two nights only, March 3-4, 2015 at 7:30pm. The much-anticipated dance event is part of the Cincinnati Arts Association's 2014-15 Season. (more...)

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