SHAWN “JAY-Z” CARTER, WILL SMITH and JADA PINKETT SMITH present FELA! on Broadway
FELA! is the critically acclaimed musical now playing on Broadway. Based on the life of groundbreaking African composer and performer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, FELA! uses Afrobeat music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies) to explore his controversial life as artist, political activist and revolutionary musician.
Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award winner Bill T. Jones, with arrangements by Aaron Johnson and Antibalas, FELA! is a provocative hybrid of concert, dance and musical theatre.
“ELECTRIC and ECLECTIC, EXOTIC and HYPNOTIC, at once OVERPOWERING and EMPOWERING”
(John Simon, Bloomberg)
“A PULSE-RACING show THAT MELTS WALLS with music that gets into your bloodstream, setting off vibrations you’ll live with for days to come.”
(Ben Brantley, The New York Times)
For more info on FELA! and Fela Kuti, please visit www.felaonbroadway.com.