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Red Hot + FELA On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon W/ My Morning Jacket, Brittany Howard, tUnE-yArDs, Antibalas, & The Roots

A special Late Night With Jimmy Fallon featured My Morning Jacket, tUnE-yArDs, and Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes performing Red Hot + Fela.


And so it came to be that last night a gathering of beloved names in music convened on a late night alter to pay respects to the MOST beloved. An ultra special Felabratory edition of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon saw My Morning Jacket joined by the magnificent Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Merrill Garbus (aka AIYE alum tUnEyArDs), the Antibalas horns, and our Roots fam in paying tribute to the late and greatest, performing the first ever live television rendition of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's "Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am," off the just released RED HOT + FELA album. Watch the late night jol below, which is just a start to afrobeat-centric happenings to come for October.

The Felabration continues with a birthday get-down of our own Thursday, Oct. 17th, at the Brooklyn Bowl. Join us, the FELA! Band (led by Sahr Ngaujah), Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew, and the one and only ?uestlove for Red Hot + Felabration during CMJ.

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AKA's Music Career Faces A Crisis Amidst Investigations Around Anele Tembe's Death

South African rapper AKA announced a cessation of all activities with Cruz Vodka. This, following the abuse allegations that have emerged during the investigations of his fiancée Anele Tembe's death.

South African rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, is reportedly in the process of brand evaluation. This, after the rapper publicly announced a temporary break regarding promotions with the New York-based vodka company, Cruz Vodka. The statement coincides with the ongoing investigations surrounding Anele Tembe's death, and a widely circulated video showing AKA allegedly attempting to break down a door to enter his fiancé's room.

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