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FELA! Hits San Francisco's Curran Theatre

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FELA! the musical hits San Francisco's Curran Theatre this Tuesday, Nov 15. Directed by the legendary Bill T. Jones, FELA! is a hybrid of theatre, dance, and music that tells the tale of Fela Kuti's life. It was produced in association with Jay-Z, ?uestlove, Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, and Ruth and Stephen Hendel among others.

The production nabbed three Tony Awards in 2010 for Best Costume Design, Best Sound Design, and Best Choreography. For a limited time you can snag $39 tickets to select show dates. See all details in the flyer below and watch a clip of Toronto's opening night above!

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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