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This Meetup Group is for those who are fans of Fela Kuti! This group will post events in the Boston area that honor the original Afro-beat music, fashion & art of The Shrine.

Fela Anikulapo-Kuti (1938-1997) was the originator of the Afro-beat genre, as well as a human rights activist. He became famous as a spokesman for the great mass of people in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa and the African diaspora, who were disenchanted with the post independence Africa. Fela's music has been described as:

- "..the rumble of thunder and the crack of lightening - layer upon layer of sublimely interwoven rhythm and melody, tangled in a delicious knot of divine inspiration..."

- "...deliberate conspiracies of hot brass woven around the intricately hypnotic consistency of bass and guitar lines, all driven by the dual forces of lavish percussion and Fela's own passion for the precision of his musical vision..."

- "...a criticism of those in power...bravely condemning military and civilian Nigerian regimes for their mismanagement, incompetence, theft, corruption and marginalization of the underprivileged..."

---Rikki Stein, CEO Knitting Factory Records; Fela's Manager 1983-

Upcoming events (1)

FELA KUTI TRIBUTE Brewery Affair 2019

Dorchester Brewing Company

Peace, Blessings & Happy New Year! Carrying on our tradition of Vintage Afro-beat Music, Fashion & Art at its Absolute Best....We are pleased to announce that FELA KUTI TRIBUTE will be returning to the fabulous Dorchester Brewing Company for our first event of 2019!!! Enjoy a Vintage Afro-beat experience featuring: -3 hours of Vintage Fela Kuti Afro-beat music -AfroFuture fashion show by The House of Nahdra (9-10pm) -Live-Paint by artist CloudKarma - Fela Kuti/Shrine/Afro-beat inspired art -Eclectic Craft Beer offerings/selections at the brewery The House of Nahdra will be offering select AfroFuture fashion items for purchase/auction & taking custom orders. Cloud Karma's unique, artistic Fela Kuti inspired masterpieces will also be available for purchase. This event is free to all Fela Kuti Tribute Meetup group members and their guests; but we ask that you Please RSVP for yourself and your guests ASAP!!! OneLove

Past events (2)

Fela Kuti Birthday Celebration 2018 @ Dorchester Brewing Co.

Dorchester Brewing Company

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