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Fela!

Sidney Harman Hall
610 F Street NW Washington

A star-studded, talented team brings the hit bio musical Fela! to Sidney Harman Hall. Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Bill T. Jones and produced by Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Fela!'s high-energy mix of dance, theatre and music tells the true-life story of Fela Kuti. Using Kuti's pioneering music -- a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies -- Fela! explores Kuti's controversial life as artist, political activist and revolutionary musician.

Thru - Feb 10, 2013



Price: $30 - $100

Running Time: 2 hrs, 35 mins with 1 intermission

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  Review Round-Up

DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended

FELA! is no ordinary Broadway musical. Yes, it’s bigger, brighter, and louder than almost everything else in town. But its heated moral core, bent toward social and political justice, bestows our toe-tapping with a wakening sense of substance and struggle. The show’s fusion of beats and biography packs an inescapable punch, pulling off an ambitious and vivid concept with flying colors.
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Hunter Styles


DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...FELA! is perfect pleasure for your senses! From the moment you enter the theatre, the sounds of the pulsing drums and Afrobeat rhythms envelope you and draw you into another time and place. That time and place is a concert in The Shrine circa 1987, Lagos, Nigeria. Here you will learn the story of legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti (Adesola Osakalumi), who used his music to form a movement designed to empower a suffering society and change a corrupt and oppressive Nigerian regime."

Grace Kim


MD Theatre Guide - Highly Recommended

"... Much like its namesake, Fela! is a vibrant and grandiose production full of African dance, live soul-stirring music, and powerful vocals that perfectly detail an iconic life and legacy. Based on the true story of Nigerian singer and activist, Fela Kuti, this popular Broadway playisan infectious audience favorite, now embarking on its second U.S. tour."
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Victoria Durham


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