National Theatre of London’s Fela!

National Theatre of London Captured Live – Fela!

FELA! – an original new creation – comes via Broadway to London and the National Theatre and cinemas worldwide. Fela!, a provocative and wholly unique hybrid of dance, theater and music, Fela! explores the world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), Fela! reveals Kuti’s controversial life as an artist and political activist.

Tickets are available online at or at the box office.

Monday, January 31, 2011
Location: Sundance Cinema
Introduction by Tejumola Olaniyan

Saturday, February 5, 2011
Location: Sundance Cinema
Introduction and post-screen discussion with Tejumola Olaniyan

Tejumola Olaniyan is a Nigerian scholar and author of Arrest the Music!: Fela and His Rebel Art and Politics. He is currently writing on political cartooning in Africa, Derek Walcott and the Caribbean, and a history of African American Literature. Olaniyan is a professor of literature and cultural studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and member of the African Studies Program.

This event is co-sponsored by the African Studies Program, Sundance Cinemas, and the National Theatre of London.

Read about Fela! in the Isthmus.

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