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Fela! is a musical with a book by Bill T. Jones and Jim Lewis, music and lyrics by Fela Kuti, additional music by Aaron Johnson and Jordan Mclean and additional lyrics by Jim Lewis. It 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.

The musical ran off-Broadway for one month in 2008 and premiered on Broadway on November 23, 2009. The off-Broadway production won the Lucille Lortel Awards for Best Musical, Outstanding Choreograper for Bill T. Jones and Outstanding Costume Design for Marina Draghici.
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review by . March 11, 2010
While New York city was hit with a massive snowstorm this weekend, I was lucky to experience the warmth and power of the sounds and visual beauty of this amazing musical on Broadway (actually half a block from Broadway).  I came to this show knowing virtually nothing about it other than it being a musical with African music.  I was floored immediately when I got there.  The story is about Fela Anikulapo Kuti, a Nigerian musician who made the government of Nigeria uneasy.   …
Quick Tip by . December 21, 2009
Saw this over the weekend and it is one of the best shows Broadway has produced in years - see my full review.
review by . December 21, 2009
While New York city was hit with a massive snowstorm this weekend, I was lucky to experience the warmth and power of the sounds and visual beauty of this amazing musical on Broadway (actually half a block from Broadway).  I came to this show knowing virtually nothing about it other than it being a musical with African music.  I was floored immediately when I got there.  The story is about Fela Anikulapo Kuti, a Nigerian musician who made the government of Nigeria uneasy.   …
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