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WIN TICKETS: FELA! - Opening night Feb 12th - Music Hall Detroit

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Afrobeat Maverick Comes to Life in Striking Multimedia Performance

If a song by the maverick founder of Afrobeat, Nigeria’s firebrand and musical revolutionary Fela Kuti, came to life, it would look like Fela!, on tour in the U.S. January through May 2013. A multifaceted performance rich with grooves, history, and visual intensity, Fela! chronicles the sonic evolution and politically defiant journey of one of Africa’s towering figures, from his musical beginnings to his unflinching opposition to government pressure and oppression. 

To capture Kuti’s unorthodox, action-packed life, Fela!’s creators shied away from traditional clichés and approaches, creating a painting; an ode to determination and truth to power by concentrating on one short, highly-charged period during the late seventies, This vibrant snapshot—powered by the unflagging energy of an on-stage band (with members of Antibalas) and performers like Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child) and –is the perfect vehicle to present Fela’s commitment and courage, and to show how art can become a stunning expression of human dignity.

Detroit Details:
Feb 12 - Feb 17 2013
350 Madison St.
Detroit, MI
Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
Tix: $35.00- $115.00, Show: 8:00pm
Box Office: 313.887.8501 for tickets