Each year in October, DJ Kemit and the Spread Love crew pay homage to the life of Nigeria’s warrior poet and the Godfather of Afrobeat with FELABRATION!
FELABRATION takes its audience through an interactive journey of the life of FELA KUTI, Africa’s most prolific musical pioneer: with films, live art, traditional African body/pace painting, highlights of the FELA! Broadway Musical, and live performances.
Spread Love is joining forces again this year with Knitting Factory Records to present the FELABRATION in Atlanta on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 at 595 North Event Venue. Stay close because over the next few weeks leading up to FELABRATION, there will be give-aways of music, books, tees and more!
This year's line-up includes:
~ KALAKUTA MOZAK, vocalist and former guitar player for FELA KUTI & EGYPT 80
~ Deejays sets by DJ KEMIT & DJ AUSAR w/ percussion by OMAR PHILLIPS
~ Rare films of FELA, yet to be publicly released
~ African dance by SAUDA JACKSON & GUERILLA DANCE PROJECT
~ Photography exhibit by SHANNON MCCOLLUM
~ Face paint by make-up artist DEBORAH CONTON
~ Art installation that GOLDI GOLD & C FLUX SING, live at the event
~ BAZAAR NOIR market
~ Delicious food & drinks from 595 North Event Venue
FELABRATION is a our community's musical libation in tribute to the musical genius and brilliant BLACK PRESIDENT, FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI. With an award-winning FELA musical now on broadway, a major movie in the works based on his life, and a campaign for music re-releases, there's so much more to celebrate this year!
We take off at 10 PM and plan to touch back down at 3 AM. Be ready. Yeah yeah!
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