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FREE EVENT: Kalakuta, Fela Kuti's Unheard Afrobeat!

  • Nov 30, 2012 · 8:00 PM
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Based in London, KALAKUTA features master musician Emeka Elendu of Fela Kuti’s Afrika 70 / Egypt 80. The band performs legendary Fela Kuti rhythms such as ‘Zombie’, ‘Water Get No Enemy’ as well as fresh original compositions.


With a slick, new rhythm section, Emeka has put together an outstanding outfit, playing with passion, the revolutionary Nigerian afro-beat that defined the genre, led by a musician who was part of the original founding group that pioneered the sound during deep political unrest. Kalakuta is the latest incarnation of the original Fela root vibration. Be ready for hypnotic, explosive grooves and to dance the whole night away.

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  • marie

    Good company ,good atmosphere and good music, I'm definitely looking forward to go to the next one

    December 3, 2012

  • May

    For a free event what more can I say. After sitting for sometime me and one or two others managed to shake a leg before the end of the gig. Emeka was a brilliant Fela and the Kalakuta girls were vocally litterally in distinguishable from Fela's origional backing singers. We enjoyed an impromptu after dance/ gentle with the band after the pub closed when Emeka gave further excellent renditions. I shall be there every month!

    December 3, 2012

  • Ebrama C.

    First Meetup, well nervous at first, was broke by warm intro to the host (Nana) people in the group were great, really enjoyed the live music and the energy of the group. Def do it again : )

    December 2, 2012

  • Emma A.

    I absolutely loved it and am definitely looking forward to being entertained and mesmerised by them again!

    December 1, 2012

  • josh

    Just the best afrobeat music performed by the best band. loved it and will do it again!!!

    December 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was GREAT!!!! They were just FANTASTIC!! Best gig ever!

    December 1, 2012

  • Theresa

    Thoroughly enjoyed the evening, thanks Nana

    December 1, 2012

  • Tony D.

    9ice 1 Nana ;-)

    1 · November 29, 2012

  • Nana

    I've reserved an area in the Longroom bar for us so call or text me on[masked] when you get there. Or, just ask for Nana's table.

    November 29, 2012

  • Emma A.

    Looking forward to this and meeting some great people! Hope you're ready to dance the night away xxxx

    1 · November 26, 2012

  • Nana

    I've changed the meetup time to 8pm which gives us a chance to have a chat before the music begins.
    Looking forward to it!

    1 · November 26, 2012

  • Tony D.

    Free! Free!! Free!!!
    It doesn't get any better than that. :D

    1 · November 26, 2012

  • josh

    how much is the entrance?

    November 25, 2012

    • Nana

      Its a free event.

      November 26, 2012

  • Tony D.

    I just hope there's room to dance. Cuz i really wanna dance :)

    1 · November 24, 2012

  • angela b.

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · November 24, 2012

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