This December, in celebration of the life and legacy of Fela Kuti and the release of Red Hot + Fela, a special Felabration will be held in London.
The concert, in association with Knitting Factory Records and AGMP, will feature many of the artists who collaborated on Red Hot + Fela. Musicians will be supported by the fantastic Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra, led by the keyboard player Dele Sosimi, who formerly played with Egypt 80.
There will be performances on the night from Olubenga from Metronomy; Congolese hip-hop artist Baloji, who featured on the Red Hot + Fela track ‘Buy Africa’; Sam Duckworth from Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly; Shingai Soniwa from the Noisettes; and DJ Koichi Sakai, the co-founder of Afrobeat Vibration.
You can catch this evening of Afrobeat madness on December 14 at the 229 Club on Great Portland Street, London. For more information or to book tickets, visit AGMP.