Jump'n'Funk, Libation, FELA! & S.O.B.'s present: Felabration! w/ DJ's Rich Medin
Thursday, October 15
S.O.B.'s, New York NY
It is rare that an artist erupts onto the musical landscape, defines a genre, shakes the world to its core and departs too soon leaving a legacy that can fill the night sky. Jazz had John Coltrane. Rock had Jimi Hendrix. Afrobeat had Fela Kuti.
On the anniversary of Fela's birth, two of NYC's most beloved soirees - Rich Medina's acclaimed Jump'n'Funk and the popular Tea Party Music/Manchildblack throwdown Libation - come together with Giant Step, Knitting Factory Records, FELA! The Musical, The Museum for African Art & S.O.B.'s to pay homage to the life of Nigeria's warrior poet and the Godfather of Global Soul with FELABRATION!
FELABRATION takes its audience through an interactive journey of the life of Africa's most prolific musical pioneer with a documentary, Music is the Weapon, live drummers, special performance by dance virtuosos Afro Mosaic Soul and leading the evening's tribute are DJ Rich Medina, the global ambassador of Jump'n'Funk and DJ Ian Friday, minister of sound for Libation, ground zero for the Soul Revolution.
Don't miss the opportunity to celebrate the life and work of an extraordinary man.
In support of the Knitting Factory Records re-launch of Fela Kuti's music catalogue, Giant Step has organized official Felabration events in more than 15 cities across North America throughout the month of October; this outstanding schedule of Felabrations will bring together some of the best DJs, musicians, and promoters around to celebrate the life, music, and birthday of Fela Kuti. These events will unite the diverse communities and Tastemakers across the country that are instrumental in keeping Fela's music alive. Check out the full lineup of events here.