Patti LaBelle Joins Cast Of FELA!

We've been trying to tell you… FELA! on Broadway is simply the most exciting musical we've EVER seen. And now, to add to the fervor, Miz Pat – yes, the one and only Patti LaBelle – is set to join the cast in the role of Fela's mother, the revolutionary activist Funmilayo Anikulapo-Kuti! Ms. LaBelle had this to say ""I am both thrilled and honored to be joining the cast of FELA! on Broadway. After seeing the show, I was struck by the choreography and work of Bill T. Jones, and the passion and joy that overflows from the stage. Fela's mother, Funmilayo, was a strong, truly inspiring woman and I am so privileged to be able to pay tribute to her on the Broadway stage." Get those tix now (and non-New-Yorkers, this is the perfect opportunity for that trip to the Big Apple) using this discount code FEWTG81. Click here to enter the code. To find out greater details about the discount offer, follow me after the jump.

Discounts available:

Purchase tickets 14 days or more prior to performance date:

All performances: Selected Orchestra and Mezzanine: $69.

Purchase tickets 7-13 days prior to performance date:

All performances : Selected Orchestra and Mezzanine: $79.

Purchase tickets 6 days or less prior to performance date:

All performances: Selected Orchestra and Mezzanine: $89.

Mezzanine rows J-L: $49.50 (except Saturday evenings) regardless of purchase date.

All prices include a $2 facility fee. Offer valid now through 10/31/10 for all performances through 10/31/10. Blackout dates may apply. There is an 8 ticket limit per order/person/week.

Three Easy Ways to Purchase Tickets!

- Online: Visit www.broadwayoffers.com and enter code FEWTG81

- By Phone: Call 212.947.8844 and mention code FEWTG81

- In Person: Bring a print out of this offer to the Eugene O'Neill Box Office, 230 West 49th Street, between 8th Avenue and B


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Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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