Red Hot + FELA LIVE! at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
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Fela Kuti lives on, raised from musician's musician to legend by recent reissues of the Nigerian firebrand's back catalogue, and by Fela!, the Broadway hit dedicated to his tumultuous life. Red Hot + Fela takes this tribute a powerful step further, enlisting Afrobeat icons (master Fela drummer Tony Allen), mirthful indie voices (the cinematic dance rock of Superhuman Happiness, which unites members of Antibalas, TV on the Radio, tUnE-yArDs, and Iron + Wine), and the next generation of Afro-futurist innovators (Congolese rumba-rap sensation Baloji, Sudanese From Montreal collaborator Sinkane), for a show that bursts with Fela's defiant spirit and groove-heavy fire. One of the many highlights: the world performance premiere of "How to Survive a Plague," composed by Luke O'Malley and Stuart Bogie (Antibalas), played for the first time live by Superhuman Happiness and Kronos Quartet.
Venue Description: The world's leading performing arts center and home to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and the School of American Ballet.