The popular Felabration Music Festival, conceived to commemorate his life and celebrate Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s legacy is coming to the UK on Friday, August 30, spearheaded by Fela’s daughter Shalewa Kuti, and supported by DLA World.
With music being an integral aspect of African culture, Felabration is one of the longest standing, most attended and groundbreaking music festivals in Nigeria, staging over 150 of the best African Artists over a one-week extravaganza at the New Afrika Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria
Fela’s music and influence have travelled the global music landscape. Its explosion and rise in the UK is arguably the biggest musical breakthrough in decades, which has also been responsible for the preservation of the African culture through music, fashion and arts in recent years.
“It is fair to say that all Afrobeats artists are descendants of or influenced by Fela Kuti in some way”, disclosed Ayo Adepoju, for one day, the UK will celebrate Fela Kuti and host some of the biggest names in Afrobeats, Afropop and Afrosoul, who will incorporate and showcase Fela’s music atIndigo At The O2.
“The festival will foster unity and greatness and will offer a show stopping experience from psychedelic stage performances, décor recreating the ambiance of The Shrine, on-screen visuals to cultural dances and the best line up in Afrobeats”, he added.
By Aduloju Daniel