Fela: The Musical

Trust, you want to see this Off-Broadway musical. I found out about it when one of my beloved dance teachers, Ismael Kouyaté announced that he had a role in the show.

In this new musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Bill T. Jones with a book by Jim Lewis and arrangements by Aaron Johnson and Antibalas, audiences are welcomed into the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), Fela! explores his controversial life as artist, political activist and revolutionary musician. Featuring many of Fela’s most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones’s imaginative staging, this new show is a provocative hybrid of concert, dance and musical theater.

Three ways to buy: online (http://felaoffbroadway.com/buy-tickets.html); call (212-307-7171); or visit the box office at 37 Arts (450 W. 37th Street). Box Office Opened July 21. www.FELAOffBroadway.com


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  1. I am so glad you liked the show! Your readers can get $25 tickets if they visit http://www.felaoffbroadway.com/socnet-01.html and use code Social1.


  2. I’m going to see it next week. My beloved homegirl is dancing in the show. Plus, I LOOOOOOOVE Fela and Femi and Seun too!!!!!!


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