runs from November 15th through December 11th
at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco. His story inspired a nation. His music inspires the world. FELA! tells the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti
, whose soulful Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation.
Motivated by his mother, a civil rights champion, he defied a corrupt and oppressive military government and devoted his life and music to the struggle for freedom and human dignity.
FELA! is a triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, featuring Fela Kuti's captivating music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones. FELA! was nominated for 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical.
These Fela Kuti reissues from Knitting Factory also on sale at Amoeba Music San Francisco:
Original Suffer Head
Live with Ginger Baker
He Miss Road / Expensive Shit
Also on sale from Knitting Factory:
Fela Kuti - Best of the Black President
Seun Kuti - From Africa With Fury: Rise
Femi Kuti - Africa for Africa
Lijadu Sisters – Danger
(Sale ends 12/13/11)