The Story
Fela!
Music & Lyrics
FELA ANIKULAPO-KUTI

Book
JIM LEWIS & BILL T. JONES

Additiona Material
AARON JOHNSON, JORDAN MCLEAN & JIM LEWIS
This original musical is based on events in the life of groundbreaking Nigerian composer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, depicting Kuti as the target of 1,000 soldiers determined to put an end to his public performances at the legendary Lagos nightclub The Shrine. Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), FELA! reveals Kuti?s controversial life as an artist and political activist.

PHOTOS
Original Broadway Production
Artworks/ Posters

VIDEOS
Sahr Ngaujah and Lillias White lead the original Broadway cast in a medley including 'Everything Scatter', 'Trouble Sleep', 'Pipeline', 'I.T.T.' and 'Yellow Fever' at the Tony Awards.

MUSIC
Everything Scatter
Sahr Ngaujah & Cast
Original Broadway Cast Recording

THE STORY

SYNOPSIS

His story inspired a nation. His music inspires the world. FELA! tells the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, whose soulful Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation.

Motivated by his mother, a civil rights champion, he defied a corrupt and oppressive military government and devoted his life and music to the struggle for freedom and human dignity.

FELA! is a triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, featuring Fela Kuti?s captivating music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones.

LIBRETTO

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CAST & CREATIVES
Creative
Producer SHAWN "JAY-Z" CARTER, WILL & JADA PINKETT SMITH, RUTH AND STEPHEN HENDEL, ROY GABAY, SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT, EDWARD TYLER NAHEM, SLAVA SMOLOKOWSKI, KEN GREINER & CHIP MEYRELLES, DOUGLAS G. SMITH, STEVE SEMLITZ/CATHY GLASER, DARYL ROTH/TRUE LOVE PRODUCTIONS, SUSAN DIETZ/MORT SWINSKY AND KNITTING FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT
Direction BILL T. JONES
Musical Staging BILL T. JONES
Orchestrations AARON JOHNSON
Scenic Design MARINA DRAGHICI
Costume Design MARINA DRAGHICI
Lighting Design ROBERT WIERZEL
Sound Design ROBERT KAPLOWITZ
Cast
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti KEVIN MAMBO
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti SAHR NGAUJAH
Funmilayo LILLIAS WHITE
Sandra SAYCON SENGBLOH
MUSICAL NUMBERS
ACT ONE

Everything ScatterFela Anikulapo-Kuti and Company
Iba Orisa (Traditional Yoruba chant)Ismael, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and Company
Medzi MedziCompany and Band
Mr. SymsCompany and Band
MantecaCompany and Band
I Got the FeelingIsmael and Company
Originality/Yellow FeverFela Anikulapo-Kuti and Company
Trouble SleepFela Anikulapo-Kuti, Funmilayo and Company
Teacher Don't Teach Me NonsenseFela Anikulapo-Kuti, Funmilayo and Company
LoverFela Anikulapo-Kuti and Sandra
Upside DownFela Anikulapo-Kuti, Sandra and Company
Expensive ShitFela Anikulapo-Kuti and Company
PipelineFela Anikulapo-Kuti and Company
I.T.T. (International Thief Thief)Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and Company
Kere KayFela Anikulapo-Kuti and Company


ACT TWO

Water No Get EnemyFela Anikulapo-Kuti, Sandra and Company
Egbe MioFela Anikulapo-Kuti, Queens and Funmilayo
Shuffering and ShmilingFela Anikulapo-Kuti and Queens
ZombieFela Anikulapo-Kuti and Company
Trouble Sleep (Reprise)Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Funmilayo and Queens
Na PoiFela Anikulapo-Kuti and Queens
Sorrow Tears and BloodFela Anikulapo-Kuti and Company
Iba Orisa/ShakaraCompany and Band
RainFunmilayo and Company
Coffin for Head of StateFela Anikulapo-Kuti and Company
Kere Kay (Reprise)Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and Company

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SIGHTS & SOUNDS

Original Broadway Production
Artworks/ Posters

Sahr Ngaujah and Lillias White lead the original Broadway cast in a medley including 'Everything Scatter', 'Trouble Sleep', 'Pipeline', 'I.T.T.' and 'Yellow Fever' at the Tony Awards.

Everything Scatter Sahr Ngaujah & Cast Original Broadway Cast Recording

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