Fela! Live from London at the Harman

Posted by Randy Shulman
February 12, 2011 9:27 AM |

The Shakespeare Theatre offers a simulcast screening of Fela!, last year's rousing Tony Award-winning musical, which recently transferred from Broadway to London's West End. The musical blends dance, theater and music as it tells the story and struggle of Nigerian activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Kuti is the pioneering legend of Afrobeat, the celebratory, hypnotic musical style blending jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies. Director/choreographer Bill T. Jones won the Tony for his imaginative staging of the show, which ultimately is as much of a concert as anything. One of the most inspiring concerts imaginable, in fact. Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 2 p.m. Sidney Harman Hall, Harman Center for the Arts, 610 F St. NW. Tickets are $20. Call 202-547-1122 or visit shakespearetheatre.org.

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