In celebration of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s birthday, life, legacy and music Society HAE has teamed up with Nigerian hip hop collective and production company Str8buttah to release “Fela Kuti + Ginger Baker: LIVE! Remixed.” Continue reading
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Tagged African hip hop, Fela, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Fela Kuti, Ginger Baker, Mixtape, Sound bite, Str8Buttah, Teck, Teck-zilla
You can’t keep a good thing away for too long which is why the hit musical, “Fela!
” has returned to Broadway for a limited run until August 4th
. Continue reading
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Tagged AKArt, Aleathia Brown, Amy Kisch, Ann Tripp, Bevy Smith, Danny Simmons, DJ Magical Mike Walker, DJ Stormin' Norman, eMerge: Danny Simmons & Artists on the Cusp, Fela, Fela Kuti, Harlem, Harlem Arts Alliance, Kulture Krochet, Morningside Park, NY/NJ Black McDonald's Operators Association, Sheba, Steve Harvey, Steve Harvey Morning Show, Strivers Gardens Gallery
Jay-Z and Will Smith have joined together to for a brand new venture that includes producing and directing films. Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment company and Mr. Carter will team up to release their first major film project, a remake of the classic Annie with confirmed reports of Willow Smith starring in the film says media outlet The Hip Hop Consultant. Continue reading
The theater world has taken to Marina Draghici, and Draghici has taken to Africa.
Jay-Z, Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith were at Radio City Music Hall last night as nominees at the 64th annual Tony Awards. The triumvirate’s play, Fela! was nominated in 11 categories including Best Musical. Although the production took home three
trophies, it lost the top honor to Memphis. Better luck next
year. Continue reading
On Monday June 7, cast members of the Broadway hit Fela! were in the mix at Brooklyn Bowl for the official Fela! On Broadway Original Cast Recording Release Party presented by the Knitting Factory. The two individuals who have taken on the huge responsibility of bringing Fela Anikulapo-Kuti to life in the play, Tony Award Nominated Sahr Ngaujah and Kevin Mambo were front and center greeting and mingling with guests. Cast members Iris Wilson and Tony Award Nominated Lillias White also joined in the festivities early on saying hello to everyone and posing for pictures. Continue reading
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Tagged ?uestlove, Brooklyn Bowl, Fela, Kevin Mambo, Knitting Factory, Lillias White, Sahr Ngaujah, The Roots, Tony Awards
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Life is the weapon of the future.
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Tagged Fela, Tom Ficklin