2013-05-24 Afrobeat + FELA! interview

Fela! -c-Tristram KentonThe touring Broadway show Fela! about the Nigerian originator of Afrobeat hits Seattle next week. We celebrate with songs from the many Afrobeat bands that have since emerged worldwide, from NYC’s Antibalas to Portugal’s Cacique’97 to Fela’s own offspring who are keeping the form vibrant. Plus an interview with Jordan McLean, one of the musical directors of FELA! and a founding member of Antibalas. (Congrats to the STG listeners who won tickets to opening night during this show!)

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Hour 1
The Daktaris
“UPSIDE DOWN” from Soul Explosion

The Afromotive “Scare Tactics” from Scare Tactics

Seun Kuti “African Problems” from Seun Kuti + Fela’s Egypt 80

Tony Allen & His African Messengers “No Discrimination” from Nigeria 70: The Definitive Story of 1970’s Funky Lagos

Hard Proof “DRAGON” from Dragon – Tere – Single

Cacique’97 “Eu Quero Tudo” from Cacique’97

Emefe “Do Your Dance” from Good Future

Interview with Jordan McLean about the touring show FELA!

Original Broadway Cast: FELA! “Sorrow, Tears and Blood” from Original Broadway Cast Recording: FELA! (feat. Kevin Mambo)

Original Broadway Cast: FELA! “ZOMBIE (excerpt)” from Original Broadway Cast Recording: FELA! (feat. Kevin Mambo)

Original Broadway Cast: FELA! “Water No Get Enemy (excerpt)” from Original Broadway Cast Recording: FELA! (feat. Kevin Mambo)

Hour 2
Original Broadway Cast: FELA!
“Trouble Sleep” from Original Broadway Cast Recording: FELA! (feat. Kevin Mambo)

Cheikh Lo, Les Nubians, Manu Dibango “Shankara/Lady Part 2” from Red Hot + Riot

Cascadia ’10 “Apophistry” from Apophistry – Single

Antibalas “Dirty Money” from Antibalas

London Afrobeat Collective “Lagos Junction” from L.A.C

Albino! “Puppet Boy” from Rhino

Femi Kuti “Nothing To Show For It” from No Place For My Dream

Ogun Afrobeat “FUJI” from The Observer

Akoya Afrobeat “U.S.A.” from Introducing the Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Fela Anikulapo Kuti “Suffering and Smiling (excerpt)” from Music is the Weapon of the Future

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