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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
BID (Breaking It Down) - High Life (Medzi Medzi)/Yellow Fever
Black President (scene)
I.T.T. (International Thief Thief)
Water Get No Enemy
Trouble Sleep (reprise)
Sorrow, Tears And Blood
Sorrow After Testimonials (scene/interlude)
Dance of the Orisas (Shakara)
Coffin Head of State
Kere Kay (act II)
*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.