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BRIC's FELA FROLIC: Rich Medina's Jump N Funk' Dance Party + 'Finding Fela' Screening

Join us for BRIC FELA FROLIC, featuring Rich Medina's Jump N Funk party, plus a special screening of 'Finding Fela.'


In celebration of Felabration week, Okayafrica is proud to partner up with BRIC to bring you FELA FROLIC: A Celebration of Fela Kuti! A continuation of BRIC's House Parties, FELA FROLIC is an all-day event featuring a host of FREE all-ages activities including: a special screening of Alex Gibney's Finding Fela documentary (5-7pm) — no longer in theaters in New York! — and a performance from Brooklyn-based outfit Zongo Junction. The night will culminate with veteran selector Rich Medina's sweaty, afrobeat Jump N Funk dance party ($10 adv/$14 door).

For FELA FROLIC, we'll be giving away two Fela Kuti t-shirts from the Okayafrica store, enter below for a chance to win! See a full schedule of the day's events below and purchase advanced tickets for Rich Medina's Jump N Funk! FELA FROLIC will take place October 11 at BRIC Arts | Media House. 

Schedule of FELA FROLIC Events

All Day

Scavenger Hunt

Want to know why there is green goo or large monster hands on the gallery wall or where to find the hidden donkey? Come and explore the Art into Music exhibition through a scavenger hunt! The hunt is for all ages and self-guided so that BRIC visitors can take part throughout the day.

FREE

All Day

Board Games!

Come play games such as Checkers, Connect Four, Candyland, Uno, Twister and more on the Stoop and in the gallery, all day long!

FREE | GALLERY & STOOP

2-3PM

African Drumming Workshop

Drum to your hearts content during this African Drumming Workshop with Dellwyn Gilkes of Restoration Youth Arts Academy.

FREE | GALLERY & STOOP

2-4PM

Rythmic Patterns of Africa Educational Activity

Color and decorate a variety of African textile patterns, which will then be used to make rythmic instruments.

FREE | LOBBY/TV STUDIO

3:30-4:30PM

Family Dance Class

A family dance class with Iris Wilson (Fela! dancer and instructor at Cumbe Center for African & Diaspora Dance)

FREE | BALLROOM

4-6PM

"Face Your Self" a performance | by ruby onyinyechi amanze

BRIC Biennial artist ruby onyinyechi amanze will collaborate on a performance involving the tradition of head wrapping.

FREE | GALLERY

5-7PM

Screening of "Finding Fela" Documentary

Join us for a screening of Finding Fela, the new 2014 documentary feature about Fela Kuti's life, his music, his social and political importance. Directed by Alex Gibney.

FREE | BALLROOM

6-8PM

Zongo Junction Performs!

A jammin free performance by Brooklyn’s afrobeat-meets-Sun Ra-big-band Zongo Junction!

FREE | STOOP

8PM

DANCE PARTY: "Jump N Funk" with Rich Medina

The sweaty original multimedia “Jump N Funk” Fela-inspired Afrobeat dance party with Rich Medina spinning and visuals by The Marksmen!

$10 ADV/ $14 DOOR | GALLERY & STOOP

Purchase Tickets Now!

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Wizkid, Tems, Black Coffee & More Nominated For 2022 Grammy Awards

See the full list of African artists honored during Tuesday's nomination ceremony.

Next year's Grammy nominations are in and Africa showed up and out!

The 64th annual Grammy music awards are on the horizon, and Tuesday's nomination ceremony covered a lot of ground within the music industry. Not surprisingly, Wizkid's Made In Lagos (Deluxe) received a nod for Best Global Music album, with the stellar and globally adorned track "Essence" featuring Nigeria's Tems being nominated for Best Global Music Performance. Nigerian favorites Femi and Made Kuti's joint project Legacy+ received a nomination under the Best Global Music Album category.

Other notable nods include; Beninese singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo's collaboration with Nigerian powerhouse Burna Boy, as well her performance with American cellist Yo-Yo Ma received under the Global Music Performance category. South Africa's Black Coffee's album Subconsciously made its mark within the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album category with his own nomination, and Ghanaian artist Rocky Dawuni under Best Global Music Album.

The music ceremony will be hosted in Los Angeles, US on January 31 2022 and we're excited to see who snags the highly coveted awards during next year's ceremony. In the meantime, let us know on Twitter who you're excited to see perform.

Keep scrolling to see the full list of African artists nominated for next year's Grammy award ceremony.

Check out the full list of nominees here.

Best Global Music Performance

"Mohabbat," Arooj Aftab

"Do Yourself," Angelique Kidjo and Burna Boy

"Pà Pá Pà," Femi Kuti

"Blewu," Yo-Yo Ma and Angelique Kidjo

"Essence," Wizkid featuring Tems

Best Global Music Album

"Voice Of Bunbon, Vol. 1," Rocky Dawuni

"East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho and Friends Live in Concert," Daniel Ho and Friends

"Mother Nature," Angelique Kidjo

"Legacy +," Femi Kuti and Made Kuti

"Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition," Wizkid

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

"Subconsciously," Black Coffee

"Fallen Embers," Illenium

"Music Is the Weapon (Reloaded)," Major Lazer

"Shockwave," Marshmello

"Free Love," Sylvan Esso

"Judgement," Ten City

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