Thursday, December 17, 2009

FELA! Musical (off Broadway)

For ST's followers who don't know, FELA IS HIP HOP!! Fela is a Nigerian gumbo consisting of Chuck D (of Public Enemy), Che' Guevara, and Bob Marley. Fela was a musician, a revolutionary, and a proud African. I first came across Fela while listening to Common's album, Like Water for Chocolate. This was back when real fans were able to read a CD jacket label for where a particular sample was used. Upon discovering Fela song was used as a sample, a Nigerian co-worker told me all about Fela and made me a CD of some of Fela’s music. From there I went on a mission to find and listen to all of Fela’s music I could get my hands on. Though my intentions were to catch this play now on Broadway this past Thanksgiving break, I was unable to. However, I do have this on my list of must-dos. Those in the NYC area, this is not a bad event to check out for the holidays. This is the play when it was Off-Broadway. Enjoy. I did.

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