Posted in Contests | music | world music on June 1, 2010


The previously mentioned BV-co-presented Fela! cast party/album release show is happening at Brooklyn Bowl on June 7th. DJ Questlove, Fela drummer Tony Allen (who also has another show coming up), OP!, Dhundee and cast members from the show will be in the house for the free event. There will even be an invocation, libation, and performance by Yoruban priest Baba Ola Jagun.

The Fela! show continues on Broadway and we have another two tickets to giveaway for that. Details below. The album is the original Broadway cast recording, and can be streamed HERE (it's officially out on June 8th via Knitting Factory Records).

The flyer for the Brooklyn Bowl event with more information and video spotlights on the show's 11 Tony nominations, the soundtrack tracklist, and the contest details, below...

Meet the Nominees: Jim Lewis

Meet the Nominees: Aaron Johnson

album tracklist

Everything Scatter
BID (Breaking It Down) - High Life (Medzi Medzi)/Yellow Fever
Trouble Sleep
Black President (scene)
Upside Down
Expensive Shit
I.T.T. (International Thief Thief)
Kere Kay
Water Get No Enemy
Torture (scene)
Trouble Sleep (reprise)
Na Poi
Sorrow, Tears And Blood
Sorrow After Testimonials (scene/interlude)
Dance of the Orisas (Shakara)
Coffin Head of State
Kere Kay (act II)
Gentleman (bows)
*lyrics by Jim Lewis
**music by Aaron Johnson and Jordan McLean, lyrics by Bill T. Jones and Jim Lewis
TO WIN A PAIR OF FELA! TICKETS: email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Fela bowl). Include your first and last name. A winner will be chosen by random and contacted.



Comments (12)


Posted by Horatio | June 1, 2010 4:08 PM

<3 sanitized bio spectacles

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 4:14 PM

AJ, you did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 4:40 PM

"Knitting Factory Records Presents" but curiously not at the actual Knitting Factory. Kind of a dis, no?!

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 4:41 PM

how is this not at the knitting factory

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 4:48 PM

It is not at the Knitting Factory by means of being at Brooklyn Bowl.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 5:21 PM

knit was already booked

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 12:28 AM

B Bowl is bigger than KF

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 1:10 AM

Fela! is not sanitized

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 1:11 AM

Brooklyn Bowl is quite sanitized.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 9:38 AM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
Amazing is an enormous understatement. One of the best electronic shows I've ever been to and I've seen well over a thousand concerts. I had no idea Vladislav Delay was as good a drummer & percussionist as he is- fabulous and he kept everything swinging with a very unique style of playing. If you missed this you missed out big time...

Posted by يوتيوب القمة | March 2, 2011 2:30 AM

I missed this..
I'm a huge fan of Fela Kuti and absolutely love him, his music and his vision. He's a Legend among Legends.
I'm actually writing a report on him at the moment and I wasn't aware about this show up until now.
Is there any site I can buy it from?
Or is it reairing anytime soon? As I live in Sweden, it might be difficult getting to see it.

Any answer is good!
R.I.P Fella -
Your friend

Posted by Victor | March 27, 2011 4:17 PM

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