Title: UApresents FELA!
Location: Centennial Hall on the UA campus, 1020 E. University Blvd., Tucson
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Description: The critically acclaimed Broadway musical received three Tony Awards and 11 nominations. FELA! tells the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, whose soulful Afro-beat rhythms ignited a generation and inspired the world. Motivated by his mother, a civil rights champion, he defied a corrupt military government and devoted his life and music to the struggle for human dignity. FELA! is a triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, featuring Kuti’s captivating music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony Award-winner Bill T. Jones.
“THE HOT (AND SERIOUSLY COOL) ENERGY that comes from the musical gospel preached by the title character of FELA! feels as if it could stretch easily to the borders of Manhattan and then across a river or two. There should be dancing in the streets!” -The New York Times
“Jim Lewis and the great choreographer, Bill T. Jones, turned this tale into a whirlwind musical with as much precision as Swan Lake and the torrent of energy that emerges from Fela’s own music and lyrics” -Wall Street Journal
“FIVE STARS (out of five) FELA! is more than a musical; it’s an ECSTATIC PHENOMENON. -Time Out New York
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