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    • Fela Kuti - LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02:  Afrobeat star Femi Kuti (C), the eldest son of legendary Nigerian artist Fela Kuti, appears in a curtain call alongside the cast of the musical Fela! on August 2, 2011 in London, England. Fela! is the Broadway hit and Tony Award-winning musical which celebrates the life of Fela Kuti, and is perforrmed at Sadler's Wells theatre this summer until August 28.
    • Fela Kuti - Femi Kuti, Nigerian musician and son of late Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti, performs during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival on July 14, 2011 in Montreux. The music festival will last until July 16.
    • Fela Kuti - Artists of 'Fela' Brodway musical perform during a concert in Lagos on April 21, 2011. The spirit of Nigeria's legendary musician and activist Fela Kuti comes alive in Lagos this week with a Broadway musical putting the late Afrobeat icon back on the stage in his proud motherland.
    • Fela Kuti - Sierra Leonean born actor Sahr Ngaujah (R), who plays one of Africa's most well-known musicians Fela Kuti, entertains the audience during a concert in Lagos on April 21, 2011. The spirit of Nigeria's legendary musician and activist Fela Kuti comes alive in Lagos this week with a Broadway musical putting the late Afrobeat icon back on the stage in his proud motherland.
    Born: 15 October 1938, in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Died: 2 August 1997, of AIDS and heart failure in Lagos, Nigeria. He formed his first group Koola Lobitos in 1963. The large jazz, funk, and afrobeat collective underwent many changes in the following decades but the style remained the same thanks to Fela's vision and other key members such as drummer Tony Allen. In 1969 after visiting America, Fela ...more


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