Uhuru Afrika + Soul Funktion present: Fela Lives! w/ DJs: Adam Gibbons, Offbeat,
Saturday, October 31
The Shrine, New York NY
This NYC (Harlem) edition of the multi-city FELA LIVES! tribute features DJs Adam Gibbons (Uhuru Afrika / Fela Lives!), Offbeat (Soul Funktion / Futurehstory of House), and Dj OBaH (Recycled Funk), along with live West African Percussion by Malian Master Percussionist Sidy Maiga, and a very special live performance by Amayo's Fu-Arkestra!
About FELA LIVES!
FELA LIVES! is a multi-sensory traveling tribute to the Black President Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Born from the desire to keep advancing his message and music and honoring his musical innovation, social consciousness and revolutionary activism. On the night of his birth and in the following weekends, talented and well qualified DJs and musicians will gather in his name and weave together the music of Fela Kuti, with the music he inspired and was inspired by.
The events will feature live West African drumming, a showing of the documentaries FELA: Music Is The Weapon and Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense. People are also encouraged to give thanks and leave an offering at the traveling and growing shrine to Fela as we seek to connect with Fela's Spirit and call him to celebrate with us on the Dancefloor.
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.