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Live Video Stream: Red Hot + FELA LIVE! [7/24]

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 curator M1 (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

Music

Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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