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Fela Kuti: London Felabration '13 Exclusive Videos

Watch exclusive live performances from last year's Fela Kuti Felabration bash in London.


Last December, London held an all-out bash in celebration of Fela Kuti and the release of the Red Hot + Fela compilation. The Felabration festivities featured performances from a wide-ranging roster of acts, each inspired by Fela in their own way, including the likes of  BalojiOlugbenga (of Metronomy)Afrikan Boy, Sam Duckworth (of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly), Shingai Shoniwa (of the Noisettes), TY, Blak Twang, ESKA, Zee Gachette (Z-Star), and plenty more. All the artists covered classic Fela tracks aided by the night’s house band Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra  led by former Egypt 80 keyboard player Dele Sosimi.

This week, we'll be premiering exclusive videos from the night's performances right here on this space. To kick it off we have Dele Sosimi's rendition of "Too Much Information," Baloji's live version of his contribution to Red +Hot Fela "Buy Africa," Shingai Shoniwa performing "Lady" and Dele Sosimi, Sam Duckworth, ESKA & The Goldsmith Vocal Ensemble tackling "Water No Get Enemy." Keep checking back every day this week for more videos to drop.

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Dele Sosimi "Too Much Information"

Baloji & Dele Sosimi "Buy Africa"

Sam Duckworth, ESKA, The Goldsmith Vocal Ensemble & Dele Sosimi "Water No Get Enemy"

Shingai Shoniwa & Dele Sosimi "Lady"

Olugbenga & Dele Sosimi "Sorrow Tears & Blood"

Zee Gachette, Blak Twang & Dele Sosimi "Shuffering & Shmiling"

Trinity Laban Students & Dele Sosimi "Coffin For Head of State"

Zee Gachette, The Goldsmiths Vocal Ensemble & ESKA "Zombie"

Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra "Opposite People"

Keazor "Fogo Fogo"

The Dele Sosimi Orchestra"Turbulent Times" (Dele Sosimi Original)

Shingai Shoniwa, Keazor & Dele Sosimi "Kalakuta Show"

Shingai Shoniwa, Zee Gachette, Blak Twang, The Goldsmiths Vocal Ensemble, Eska, Keazor & Dele Sosimi "Shakara"

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Michaela Coel Joins the 'Black Panther' Sequel Cast

The upcoming film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is shaping up.

The sequel to the Oscar-winning Black Panther is only due to debut in July of 2022, but the production is well on its way.

The latest news out of the camp is that Michaela Coel, of I May Destroy You and Chewing Gum fame, has officially joined the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Her character details are still under wraps but according to Variety, Coel has already joined director Ryan Coogler at Atlanta's Pinewood Studios, where production started in late June.

Coel joins original cast members Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong'o, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett all reprising their roles. Following the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, Marvel reportedly chose not to recast the role of T'Challa.

Read: How Michaela Coel's 'I May Destroy You' Makes Space For Black Creators

"It's clearly very emotional without Chad," Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige mentions. "But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We're going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud."

Michaela Coel's highly-lauded 2020 series I May Destroy You — which she wrote, directed, produced and stared in — received four Emmy nominations.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled for wide release on July 8, 2022.

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