Thursday, August 28, 2008

Fela is my Black President!

Shannon Effinger
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With Bill T. Jones' brilliant choreography, Antibalas' authentic African music and the wonderful cast of actors, Fela Kuti, the father of Afrobeat, will find a new generation of followers in NYC. Fela! is an enjoyable ride from beginning to end and it paints a picture of how this one man challenged not only the dictatorial government of West Africa, but ultimately the entire world. It's 3 hours long (one short intermission) but with the amazing cast, music, and choreography, it will not only entertain you, but also will inspire you to learn more about this true freedom fighter.