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.
<p>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 <em>Late Night With Jimmy Fallon</em> saw <strong>My Morning Jacket</strong> joined by the magnificent <strong>Brittany Howard</strong> of <strong>Alabama Shakes</strong>, <strong>Merrill Garbus</strong> (aka <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/2012/07/11/tune-yards-merrill-garbus-africa-in-your-earbuds/" target="_blank">AIYE</a> alum <strong>tUnEyArDs</strong>), the <strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/2012/07/18/video-antibalas-dirty-money/" target="_blank">Antibalas</a></strong> horns, and our Roots fam in paying tribute to the late and greatest, performing the first ever live television rendition of <strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/2013/06/07/fela-kuti-black-president-afrobeat-concert-video/" target="_blank">Fela Anikulapo Kuti</a></strong>'s "Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am," off the just released <em><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/2013/10/08/dissecting-the-red-hot-fela-album/" target="_blank">RED HOT + FELA</a></em> album. Watch the late night jol below, which is just a start to afrobeat-centric happenings to come for October.</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://www.nbc.com/assets/video/widget/widget.html?vid=n41891" width="640"></iframe></p><p><em>The Felabration continues with a birthday get-down of our own Thursday, Oct. 17th, at the Brooklyn Bowl. Join us, <strong>the FELA! Band</strong> (led by <strong>Sahr Ngaujah</strong>), <strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/2012/08/07/audio-bajah-the-dry-eye-crew-outs-the-dark-temple-free-dl/" target="_blank">Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew</a></strong>, and the one and only <strong>?uestlove</strong> for <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/2013/10/03/felabration-red-hot-fela-2013/" target="_blank">Red Hot + Felabration</a> during CMJ.</em></p>
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