Archive for Fela Kuti

‘Fela!’ Wins Big at the Tony’s

Posted in News with tags on June 21, 2010 by SOBs

Congratulations to everyone over at Fela! for winning 3 Tony’s this past weekend. For those who don’t know, the show is about legendary musician, activist and father of Afro-beat Fela Kuti. The colorful show has been backed by some heavy hitters in the music industry as well as Hollywood with Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Jay Z and ?uestlove acting as producers.

We’re definitely not the only ones who love the show. Aside from being the most talked about show of the past year, lots of folks are upset with the Tony’s, claiming that Fela! should have won for best musical but lost out because of a new voting system. We’re not saying these people are right but…. well you can read about it for yourself here

Now that Fela! has won some awards, you can be sure that tickets will be selling like hotcakes – so get yours now! Visit the Fela! Website and get a pair of those badboys for yourself. Everybody say ‘yeah yeah!’

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Jay Z + Will Smith + Jada Pinkett Smith + Fela!

Posted in Videos with tags , , on November 18, 2009 by SOBs

Fela! the musical based on the life of Fela Kuti just got some serious love. Billboard reports that Jay Z, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have signed on to coproduce the musical.  We love Fela (we just had a  Felabration) so we hope this added publicity from some heavy weight backers helps more people discover just how influential and inspirational Fela’s music was.

Read the whole article here.

BLK JKS Album Release at SOBs

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 6, 2009 by SOBs

Afropop put together footage of the album release party for “After Robots” at SOBs on September 8th, 2009. Check out the video below.

SOBs hosts a tribute to one of BLK JKS influencers, and musical lengend Fela Kuti on October 15th. Get more information here.