Me and Sis recently caught “Fela” when it was home in LA at The Ahmanson.. We went not once but twice.. it is a truly inspiring and emotional journey through the Nigerian musician’s difficult , soulful and rebellious life. FELA, directed by Tony Award Winner and choreographer, Bill T. Jones, tells the riveting story of Fela Kuti, “King of Afro Beat” from his early beginnings and influences to his mother’s untimely death at the hands of Nigerian police.
We laughed , cried, were jubilant and impassioned. This piece is awesome catch it when it’s in your town. Don’t just go see it because of Will and Jada or Jay-z (producers of the show) get into the man and his music.. His music is funky and should have been played in your households growing up . It mos def was represented in The Banger Sisters lives..
Sis said that when she dies bring her back as a KUTI QUEEN so she can devastate masses with her leg straps and booty rotations lol..Beejay is crazy ya’ll .. Anyway enjoy ..Fela’s Tour . Look next time your ass is at The King of Diamonds..tip the dancer heavily hell , it’s part of our ancestry..These sistas be gettin it. I wonder if they were tipped with Cowry shells. I believe all of these sistas were wives of Fela Kuti himself. SCANDAL lol.. anyway we love them and we love him. Roll up some E’BO AND GET INTO IT !!!!
Schedule after the jump along with some other kuts.. YEAH YEAH!!!!!
vintage Fela poster from 1970
Fela Kuti Teacher Don’t Teach Me No Nonsense
Fela Kuti and Africa 70- Cross Examination
Original joint “Zombie”
Zombie as performed by excellent cast of “FELA”
If that doesn’t get you up off your ass then nothing will….
See when Fela is coming to your town HERE..