Posts Tagged 'Fela Kuti'

Talking Fela with Sahr Ngaujah

After much anticipation, Fela! – the critically acclaimed Broadway musical, celebrating the life and music of Nigerian Afro-beat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti – has made its return to London’s Sadler’s Well Theatre for the second time, and JungleDrums has had

JUL
20

The Return Of Fela!

Fela! is a musical based on the story of Fela Kuti. It’s basically won every award that’s going and has now returned for a second run in London. Expect one funky evening!

JUL
30

Afrobeat Vibration

Dele Sosimi – member of Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 group and musical director of Fela! – brings his Afrobeat Vibration night back to the New Empowering Church. This will be a Kalakuta style marathon of live afrobeat goodness that will

Ebo Taylor — Life Stories: Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1973-1980

Following a stunning collaboration with Berlin-based Afrobeat Academy, Ghanaian highlife legend Ebo Taylor releases Life Stories, a definitive compilation of his 1970s recordings.

The Afrobeat of Fela! hits London

Hit Broadway musical brings with it the powerful story of Africa’s legendary son, Fela Kuti

Afro-Beat Airways: West African Shock Waves

The end of the noughties turned out to be something of a golden age for rare African and Latin American music, with labels like Soundway and Far Out travelling the globe to unearth a host of long-forgotten gems.