Tag: Fela Kuti

Fela! The Concert | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

“Finding Fela”: Sahr Ngaujah and Becoming the Icon of a Genre

Though Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat has influenced the world of music many times over, some generations may be more familiar with the Afrobeat undertones of Paul Simon or classic hip-hop than others. Sahr Ngaujah, once again embodying Fela Kuti for Fela! The Concert as he did for Fela! on Broadway, has been a large part of the musical icon’s resurgence in popularity. See Fela! The Concert his weekend, March 26 at 8pm. Read More ›

Fela! The Concert | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

When Afrobeat Was Born — Fela! The Concert Celebrates Its Founding Father

It’s no exaggeration to say Afrobeat is one of the most influential genres of music in the last 100 years. Invented in the 1970s through a combination of African and American musical styles, it influenced the musical landscape the world over and continues to be heard today in genres like hip-hop, R&B and even modern pop, electronic and club music. Fela! The Concert celebrates it all. Read More ›