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'Finding Fela' Sneak Preview In NYC 7/31!

The IFC Center in NYC will be screening a special sneak preview of 'Finding Fela' on Thursday, July 31st, at 9:30PM.


Finding Fela, the new Fela Kuti documentary from Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney, begins its North American theatrical run on August 1st (first in NYC before expanding to 20+ cities). The IFC Center in New York City will be screening a special sneak preview of the film next Thursday, July 31st, at 9:30pm. You can purchase your tickets here. Special tickets are available that include a digital download of the film's official soundtrack, which arrives July 29th via Knitting Factory Records and includes 17 classic Fela tracks plus a never-before released live version of “Colonial Mentality” recorded at the New Afrika Shine with Femi Kuti and the Fela! musical cast and band. To purchase the tickets with the digital download you'll need to select the "+ Soundtrack" ticket option and a code will be mailed to you for download.

>>>Purchase Tickets To The Finding Fela NYC Sneak Preview 7/31 At The IFC Center

To celebrate the upcoming theatrical run, we've been finding Fela in our Okayafrica archives with a look back at our favorite Fela-related videos, galleries, remixes, interviews and much more. This week we dug up interviews with Questlove and TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, the Best Fela Kuti Mashups, and our favorite videos from Red Hot + FELA. Check back next week for more from the Finding Fela Archives.

Finding Fela North American Theatrical Dates

New York, NY, IFC Center (August 1-7)

Denver, CO, Landmark Chez Artiste (August 8-14)

Washington, DC, Landmark E Street Cinema (August 8-14)

Vineyard Haven, MA, Martha's Vineyard Film Society (8/8-8/10 & 8/15-8/17 ONLY)

Santa Fe, NM, The Screen (August 8-14)

Berkeley, CA, Landmark Shattuck Cinemas (August 15-21)

Los Angeles, CA, Landmark Nuart Theatre (August 15-21)

San Diego, CA, Landmark Ken Cinema (August 15-21)

San Francisco, CA, Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema (August 15-21)

Atlanta, GA, Landmark Midtown Art Cinema (August 15-21)

Boston, MA, Landmark Kendall Square Cinema (August 15-21)

Philadelphia, PA, Landmark Ritz at the Bourse (August 15-21)

Nashville, TN, Belcourt Theatre (August 15-21)

Minneapolis, MN, Landmark Lagoon Cinema (August 22-28)

Albuquerque, NM, Guild Cinema (August 22-25)

Columbus, OH, Gateway Film Center (August 22-28)

Oklahoma City, OK, Oklahoma City Museum of Art (August 29-30)

Houston, TX, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (August 29 - September 4)

Seattle, WA, Landmark Varsity Theatre (August 29 - September 4)

Montreal, QC, POP Montreal (September 19)

Memphis, TN, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (October 23)

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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