Felabration on WBAI 99.5 NYC: Sat Oct 16 – 3:30 to 7PM
Fela! High Priest of Afrobeat. Part 1 of a 60 minutes show celebrates the life of Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, the creator of Afrobeat. AfrobeatRadio’s Wuyi Jacobs threads together Fela’s impact with music and interviews with Fela’s album designer, Lemi Ghariokwu, musician Randy Weston, authors Vivien Goldman and Michael Veil, plus more.
Fela’s profile continues to spread as the Tony Award winning musical, FELA! continues it’s run on Broadway and a biopic is in production from Focus Features. The 60 minutes radio version of this documentary is released in collaboration with Knitting factory Records for national radio distribution in the USA.
From 2:30 to 3:30, we feature the Afro-Spanish singer, the amazing Choncha Buika in an interview with AfrobeatRadio’s Akenataa Hammagaadji.
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Written by AfrobeatRadio