In support of the Knitting Factory Records re-launch of Fela Kuti’s music catalogue, as well as the debut of the FELA! show on Broadway, 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 Anikulapo Kuti (October 15, 1938 – August 2, 1997). With the support of esteemed DJs such as Rich Medina, DJ Spinna, Ron Trent, DJ Nu-Mark, DJ Day, Jeremy Sole, DJ Kemit, J-Justice, Adam Gibbons, DJ Sun, Chicken George and Frank Gossner, as well as artists such as Roy Ayers, WUNMI, Ikebe Shakdown, Baba Ola Jagun, Amon, and many more, these events will bring together the diverse communities and tastemakers across the country who are instrumental in keeping Fela’s music alive.
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For those of you who RSVP’d early enough, join us for an intimate evening with singer/songwriter Diane Birch at Hudson, along with the musical stylings of special guest DJ Anané Vega. If not, here’s a video clip as a small consolation.
Tomorrow, Saturday September 26th, at 6:00 pm at The Gatehouse, Harlem Stage is hosting an all-encompassing hip hop event with conversation and performances; an overall multi-sensory virtual experience. Oh yeah, and open bar.
The experiment will be conducted by Marc Cary and Shon “Chance” Miller with artists like George Lewis, Phonte, DJ Jazzy Jay and Prodigal Sunn.
7:30 Open Bar
8:30 Main Event
11:00 DJ set
This Monday at Hudson, Giant Step presents Miguel Migs with special guest Lisa Shaw to celebrate the release of Get Salted Volume 2. Tell your friends and don’t forget to RSVP!
This Saturday night, September 19th, Lupe Fiasco performs at Governor’s Island. Rather than conform to music industry standards, Fiasco (born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco) has trail-blazed his own path to critical acclaim. Possessing head-spinning wordplay and a topical range more akin to the underground than the mainstream, the 25-year-old lyricist has proven that talent can still make waves in the rap game. If you haven’t already, pick up your advance tickets here.
All Ages. Your concert ticket is your Roundtrip Ferry Pass, no additional tickets are needed. Service and handling fees are added to the price of each ticket.
Doors Open At: 8:00 PM
Advance Price: $34.50