|Fela! The Concert|
"Spectacular and inspiring, Fela! The Concert will ignite audiences from Thursday 19 - Sunday 22 March at Auckland Arts Festival 2015.
Celebrating the songs of Fela Kuti, the founding father of Afrobeat, Fela! The Concert is a non-stop, riotous blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies.
Fela! The Concert, based on the highly acclaimed and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, showcases Fela Kuti's pioneering music, revealing a man who was both an incredible artist and a strident human rights activist.
Featuring members of the original cast from the Broadway production, including a full ten-piece band, dancers and backup singers and set against film footage of Kuti's life in Nigeria, Fela! The Concert is a full-on celebration of the mans most captivating songs.
FELA! The Musical premiered on Broadway in 2009, making the leap from off-Broadway aided by producers Jay-Z, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, and was nominated for eleven Tony Awards."
19 March - 22 March 2015 at the mighty Civic Theatre, Queen St, more details here