NYC 2010::FELA on Broadway::

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of seeing FELA on Broadway. It was like nothing I had ever seen. Before coming to Broadway, I wasn't familiar with Fela Anikulapo Kuti. However, after doing some research, his story is one I will never forget.

The singing, flipping, chanting, even the pop-lock and dropping was on point. It was witty. It was socially conscious. It was seductive. It was energetic. The set was chromatic, yet very simple. And that soundtrack...... I have listened to TWICE since I've been back. I will admit, I was a little disappointed when we didn't get to see Patti LaBelle. None the less, the show was an A+ all the way! Recently, I read on Shadow and Act that his story maybe coming to the big screen soon. Looking forward to it.



Other than the soundtrack to Sarafina! (don't judge me) and The 2010 World Cup Soundtrack, I didn't listen to alot of Afrobeat. Does Wale count? "My sweetie" is my JAM! However, these days it's slowly making it's presence known on the play list.


Thanks for reading, Mer!

Links
http://afrobeat-music.blogspot.com/

"Femi Kuti ( Fela's son) was nominated for the second time for a Grammy Award in 2010 in the world music category proving he is a positive force to reckon with in African and world music." (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)