Tour Diary: FELA! Rocks Lagos

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Check out these vids from FELA! cast member Abena Koomson who's documenting her trip through Lagos as they bring their smash hit Broadway show home to the people of Nigeria. Last night they played the Kuti family's New Afrika Shrine to, as Reuters reported, a crammed-in crowd of "cultural stars, bohemians and 'area boys'." The shows in Lagos come on the eve of the Nigerian election, and have a pointed political message for the current crop of Nigerian big men and politicians. Femi Kuti, who just launched his new album, gave the occasion a historical context, "it's what (Patrice) Lumumba died for, what (Nelson) Mandela stood for, what Malcolm X stood for, Martin Luther King - all those great fighters are still coming alive again through my father, through this play, through the Shrine."

Watch part 2 of Abena's tour diary, where the cast gets a warm welcome from Yeni & Femi Kuti. And stay tuned: FELA! may soon be coming to a theater near you...

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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