Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Fela! The Concert hits Auckland

Fela! The Concert
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 man’s 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


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