Fela Anikulapo Kuti To Be Honored At Felabration UK 2019 - AfroGbedu

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Friday, 24 May 2019

Fela Anikulapo Kuti To Be Honored At Felabration UK 2019

The historic Felabration Music Festival, conceived by Yeni Kuti, daughter of the African music icon and legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, to commemorate his life and celebrate his legacy is coming to the UK on Friday, August 30, spearheaded by Fela’s daughter Shalewa Kuti, and supported by DLA World.

With music being an integral aspect of African culture, Felabration is one of the longest standing, most attended and groundbreaking music festivals in Nigeria, staging over 150 of the best African Artists over a one-week extravaganza at the New Afrika Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria.

Before patenting Afrobeat, Fela spent an important part of his formative years in the UK, schooling at the Trinity School of Music in London, as well forming and playing with his very first band, Koola Lobitos. Felabration UK is apt, not just for being integral to Fela’s musical beginnings, but also for helping to lay the groundwork for Afropop’s global rise in recent years—his Glastonbury headlining set from 1984 remains a highlight for African music.

Felabration UK will feature some of the biggest African music stars on its stage and is set to offer a show-stopping experience, including d├ęcor recreating the ambience of the New Afrika Shrine in Lagos, as well as on-screen visuals and cultural dances. Advanced tickets are available via SHOOBS and AXS.

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