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#OKAYAFRICADC 'FELA For President!' This Wednesday!

This Wednesday at Tropicalia Okayafrica DC brings you the 'Fela For President' Tribute with DJ Underdog and DJ Baronhawk.


DC fam! This Wednesday the Felabration heads to Tropicalia! Resident spinner DJ Underdog will be joined by DJ Baronhawk (Urban Artistry) in paying respects to our afrobeat father, who would have been turning 75 today. Anything is fair game, but expect more afrobeat than usual since this is a tribute to the one and only Fela Anikulapo Kuti, architect of the dancefloor arts. Best bring a towel. Come early and leave late!

WASHINGTON D.C.!!

Okayafrica DC // "Fela For President" Tribute!!

DJ UNDERDOG & DJ BARONHAWK

Wed October 16, 2013

Doors 9PM

$5

News Brief
Photo by Ian Dickson/Redferns (via Getty Images)

New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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