Playing tracks by
The Daktaris, The Afromotive, Seun kuti, Tony Allen & His African Messengers, Hard Proof and more.
The touring Broadway show Fela! about the Nigerian originator of Afrobeat hits Seattle next week. We celebrate with songs from the many Afrobeat bands that have since emerged worldwide, from NYC’s Antibalas to Portugal’s Cacique’97 to Fela’s own offspring who are keeping the form vibrant. Plus an interview with Jordan McLean, one of the musical directors of FELA! and a founding member of Antibalas. (Congrats to the STG listeners who won tickets to opening night during this show!)
More on FELA! at http://www.felaonbroadway.com/
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