Friday 15 Oct // 21:00

AFROBEAT FESTIVAL

AFROKOKOROOTS PRODUCTION PRESENT:

THEME: CELEBRATES AFRICA`S GREATEST ICON
FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI

Fela was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria [2] 15TH OCTOBER 1938, into a middle-class family. His mother, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was a feminist activist in the anti-colonial movement and his father, Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, a Protestant minister and school principal, was the first president of the Nigerian Union of Teachers.

Fela was sent to London in 1958 to study medicine but decided to study music instead at the Trinity College of Music. While there, he formed the band Koola Lobitos, playing a fusion of jazz and highlife.[4] In 1960, Fela married his first wife, Remilekun (Remi) Taylor, with whom he would have three children (Femi, Yeni, and Sola). In 1963, Fela moved back to Nigeria, re-formed Koola Lobitos and trained as a radio producer for the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation. He played for some time with Victor Olaiya and his All Stars.[5] In 1967, he went to Ghana to think up a new musical direction.[3] That was when Kuti first called his music Afrobeat.

ON OCTOBER 15TH 2010, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE ASIAN CONTINENT, WE ARE PROUD TO CELEBRATE THE GREAT FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI, (ABAMIEDE)

LINED UP ARTIST:

1,MASSIVE AFRO-CARIBBEAN DRUM JAMZ (AN OPEN DRUM JAM FOR ALL  LOVERS OF AFRICAN DRUMS, PLS BRING YOUR OWN DRUM, IF YOU DON`T HAVE ONE PLAY YOUR BODY)

2,WATER THE FIRE (AFRO HIPLIFE BAND) FROM GHANA
3,NATIONAL BALLET OF CAMEROON DANCE TROUPE
4, AFROKOKOROOTS ( AFROBEAT REGGAE BAND)

DJ`S

5, ULTIMATE PRODUCTION
6. MEIWENTI SOUND
7, FUNK FEVER
8, DJ LARRY

SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST

9, MARIATU KARGBO, (MISS SIERRA LEONE)

MC

DR LAMARR (USA)

TIME: 9PM, TILL YOUR MAMA CALL YOU HOME

THIS IS AN EVENT YOU DON`T WANT TO MISS.
YOU MISS THIS, YOU MISS OUT

SEE YOU THERE

CHEERS
ONE-LOVE
JAH-BLISS

PEACE.

  • Start: 21:00
  • Tickets: Rmb 100