FELA KUTI: Saluting the Black President

  • May 17, 2013 · 8:00 PM
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'Saluting the Black President' is a special event to honour Nigerian icon and Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti and to celebrate the re-packaging and re-release of his entire catalogue on Knitting Factory Records.
It will feature Ginger Baker (famed drummer and Fela collaborator), Tony Allen (previously Fela's drummer), Keziah Jones, Shingai Shoniwa (of the Noisettes), Terri Walker, TY, Blak Twang, Afrikan Boy, BREIS, KOF, Bunmi Thomas and special guests.
The musicians, singers and rappers will offer their interpretations of Fela songs and will collectively contribute to a magical evening, aided and abetted by the musical backdrop provided by the inimitable Dele Sosimi (previously Fela's keyboardist) and his Afrobeat Orchestra.
Plus Koichi Sakai (Afrobeat Vibration) on the decks and an after party with DJs Rita Ray & Max Reinhardt bringing The Shrine vibe to central London.
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  • shebup

    What an awesome night this was, seeing legends and history in the making with Tony Allen and Ginger Baker my first time seeing these great artists and i feel extremely fortunate that i got a chance to see them in action. What a great line up the artists all put their own spin and style on fela tunes, but ensuring the passion and spirit of Fela was very much alive and in the air!! Chingy well was just simply mesmerising with her rendition of Lady (one of my fav fela tunes) what can you you say but sheer class. I was thoroughly drunk on the spirit of Fela there is just no one like him (in my opinon his musical arrangements, his style, his lyrics and his politics to me is just simply timeless.). I could go and on when it comes to Fela but will digress. it was great meeting some of the aftrobeat crew, thank you nana for organising this event. Look foward to meeting some of you next friday. What a race against time that was! ( I mention no names LOL!)

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • Pavla

    Great night! Thanks Nana for organizing this! :)

    May 18, 2013

  • Nana

    Hands down......The Gig of the year!!! All the legends in one place, what more can you ask for?

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Láyò

    Superb. An excellent event with great company.

    May 18, 2013

  • Nana

    Gig if the year!!!! This is amazing.

    1 · May 17, 2013

    • Abi

      I second that! Loads of fun. I had already squeezed my way to the other side b4 I asked what side u were on and decided to stay put. Thanks for organising this :)

      1 · May 18, 2013

  • May

    There are still tickets with Seetickets.com and possibly other sellers if you check the original flyer
    http://www.229thevenue.com/

    May 17, 2013

  • shebup

    really looking forward to this event.. After a hard week at work just what the Dr ordered... I'm aiming to get for about 7/7.30pm. Nana you have put your number up so i will text you when i get there any idea when you or other's aim to get there for? Don;t really know portland street but a drink before hand maybe?

    May 16, 2013

    • Nana

      I'll be there from 8pm

      May 16, 2013

  • Abi

    Hi guys. Those of u who' ve bought ur tickets, can I ask if you've received them yet? Trying to gauge if mine have been lost on the post or just not dispatched yet...thanks :)

    May 6, 2013

    • Abi

      Update...I was right. My tickte did get lost in the post, as it apparently was dispatched the day after I bought some time last month. Anyway, it's been cancelled and I can pick up my new one at the box office on Friday. Thanks everyone for your input :)

      May 13, 2013

    • shebup

      good to see you got your ticket.. Just reminded me to put mine in my bag!

      1 · May 16, 2013

  • Anna L

    hi there, are you actually arranging to meet up before, or just go along?

    May 16, 2013

  • james

    Looking to be there

    May 16, 2013

  • james

    Looking to be there

    May 16, 2013

  • Nana

    Just been notified that tickets are likely to sell out for this event. So if you haven't got yours yet, get your skates on!!!!
    Click here for tickets http://tidd.ly/3e7df68

    May 16, 2013

  • DAVID

    Can I buy a ticket on the door tomorrow?

    May 16, 2013

  • Vashti

    Greetings Nana, thank you for creating this event, looking forward to it. My 1st meetup with this group it will be great to meet you all, I'm bring my partner, see you Friday, Bless

    1 · May 16, 2013

  • monica

    This gig looks great. Thanks nana, I haven't seen it advertised anywhere! Is it ok to bring a friend lulu along?

    May 12, 2013

    • Nana

      Yes, do get your tickets before they sell out.

      May 12, 2013

  • Mona

    Hi, I ordered mine last Sun and haven't received them yet. They were probably slowed down by the bank holiday. I'll give them till Tue and then call them. That should still be enough time before the event I think.

    May 11, 2013

  • Soke

    Hi Nana! Thanks for bringing this event to our attention - looks amazing. Can I just check two things? First, are the tickets 22 pound each for us members? Second, are these tickets definitely not seated?

    1 · April 30, 2013

    • Nana

      Yes to both questions.

      April 30, 2013

    • Soke

      thanks.

      April 30, 2013

  • bary

    nana .where hav you guys got your seats

    April 24, 2013

    • Nana

      Hi Bary. I'll let you know shortly.

      April 24, 2013

    • Nana

      Its not a seated venue.

      April 25, 2013

  • Chris

    Sounds great! Looking forward to it!

    April 24, 2013

  • Maria S.

    YES O!!! Excited!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 24, 2013

  • Tracey

    this looks greeatt!!really hope i can make this one :)

    April 24, 2013

  • kofi

    oh yeah!!!!

    1 · April 24, 2013

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