Red Hot + FELA LIVE! in NYC.
Red Hot + FELA LIVE! will be live-streaming on OKA on Wednesday, July 24th. Watch below beginning at 7:30PM EST and join the twitter conversation via the hashtag #LCStream.
The show will unite Afrobeat and indie school to keep the spirit of Fela Kuti alive, boasting an OKA-approved roster that includes pioneer of afrobeat percussion (and Fela's master drummer) Tony Allen, Congolose word crooner Baloji, Sudanese afro-indiedarlings Sinkane, and super-group Superhuman Happiness — which unites members of Antibalas, tUnE-yArDs, and Iron + Wine. We do have some news — additions are AIYEA curatorM1 (of dead prez), Sierra Leone's highness of good vibes Bajah (of The Dry Eye Crew), and Rubblebucket's Alex Toth. Kyp and Tunde of TVOTR are no longer performing. Another show highlight will feature the concert premiere of music from the Oscar-nominated documentary How to Survive a Plague, composed by Luke O’Malley and Antibalas' Stuart Bogie, played for the first time live by Superhuman Happiness and Kronos Quartet.
Red Hot + FELA LIVE! with Tony Allen, Superhuman Happiness with Baloji, Abena Koomson, Kronos Quartet, M1 (of dead prez), Sahr Ngaujah (star of Broadway’s Fela!), Sinkane, and Alex Toth and Kalmia Traver (of Rubblebucket). Musical Director: Stuart Bogie
Wed, July 24, 7:30pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell