Fela! | Fox Theatre

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The cast of Fela! Photo by Monique Carboni.

The cast of Fela! Photo by Monique Carboni.

Dates: February 28 to March 6, 2013
Performance Times: Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Tickets:$38 to $63.50  Box Office:  855-ATL-TIXX (855-285-8499)

A triumphant and inspirational tale of courage, passion and love, Fela! is the true story of Kuti, who created a type of music, Afrobeat, and mixed these pounding eclectic rhythms (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies) with rousing lyrics that openly attacked the corrupt and oppressive military dictatorships that ruled Nigeria and much of Africa. Featuring many of Fela Kuti’s most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones’s visionary staging, the global phenomenon that is Fela! reveals Kuti’s controversial life as an artist and political activist, while at the same time celebrating his pioneering music and commitment to the cause of universal human dignity.

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