FELA! Is a true story of Kuti, who created a type of music, Afrobeat, and mixed these pounding eclectic rhythms with incendiary lyrics that openly attacked the corrupt and oppressive military dictatorships that rule Nigeria and much of Africa. FELA! reveals Kuti's controversial life as an artist and political activist and celebrates his pioneering music. FELA! won three 2010 Tony Awards for best choreography, best costume design, best sound design and an Astaire Award for Bill T. Jones' choreography. Olivier and Tony Award-nominated actor Sahr Ngaujah leads the cast of FELA! along with Melanie Marshall and Paulette Ivory.
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