office for institutional diversity
April 24 - May 6
Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont St., Boston, MA
A triumphant 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 incendiary lyrics that openly attacked the corrupt and oppressive military dictatorships that rule Nigeria and much of Africa. Featuring many of Fela Kuti's most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones's visionary staging, FELA! reveals Kuti's controversial life as an artist and political activist and celebrates his pioneering music.
To purchase tickets, call (617) 824-8400 or visit www.artsemerson.org.