A spontaneous Friday night led me to Theatre Carre’s premiere of Fela!. It was REAL good. The broadway musical is about Fela Kuti, a groundbreaking Nigerian musician, political activist and pioneer of afrobeat music. The music and dancing is spectacular. Go see it if you are in any way interested in music, the show is an exploration into African music and dancing. If you need more convincing, the show won 3 Tony Awards in 2010. The show runs till the 24th of June in Amsterdam for the Holland Festival and then moves on to the UK. Get your tickets here.
Official trailer for the Broadway show
The real Fela Kuti performing in 1971