Fela Kuti lives on at the upcoming London tribute concert with Ginger Baker, Tony Allen and more!
Fela Kuti lives! Knitting Factory Records and London concert promoters AGMP have put together an incredible roster of artists for the upcoming Saluting The Black President FELA KUTI concert. The show will feature a slew of legendary musicians Fela worked with as well a batch of artsits that simply wanted to express their respect — the lineup includes Cream/Blind Faith drummer and Fela collaborator Ginger Baker (drummer and Fela collaborator), afrobeat percussion pioneer and Fela's drummer Tony Allen, Fela's keyboardist Dele Sosimi, plus a crop of Fela-inspired young guns like Afrikan Boy and Blak Twang.
All the performers will offer their interpretations of Fela songs and will collectively contribute to a special night aided by the backing grooves of Dele Sosimi and his Afrobeat Orchestra. The show goes down Friday, May 17 at the venue 229. Join the party on the facebook event and GRAB TICKETS now! For some inspiration check out KFR's recent The Best of the Black President 2 compilation and this recently unearthed footage of Fela performing live in Paris, 1984 (below). See all additional info in the flyer above and check out details on the Paris show in the flyer below!