1. Sundance Kicks Off With 'Finding Fela' and the Fela! Band

    January 18, 2014 6:10 PM EST "Finding Fela," a multi-layered documentary that focus on the music and human rights message of Afrobeat founder Fela Kuti, exceeded expectations on the first day of the Sundance Film festival, receiving an enthusiastic response at the premieres that extended to the Internet and,…

  2. Seun Kuti Taps Brian Eno, Challenges Government on Second Album

    June 21, 2011 3:00 PM EDT "A first album is always difficult, no matter how confident you are," Seun Anikulapo Kuti says during a phone call from London. "You have your doubts." Maybe so, but three years ago, "Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80" could've fooled anyone. It's an…

  3. Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, 'American Idiot' Get Tony Nominations

    May 04, 2010 11:47 AM EDT "Fela!" the musical produced by Jay-Z , Alicia Keys and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, among others, was nominated for 11 Tony Awards Tuesday morning, tying it for most nominations on the year with "La Cage aux Folles." Jay-Z, Will Smith Put Money on 'Fela!' In…

  4. Albarn To Debut New Band At BBC Festival

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Blur/Gorillaz principal Damon Albarn has formed yet another band, the Good the Bad and the Queen. Blur/Gorillaz principal Damon Albarn has formed yet another band, the Good the Bad and the Queen. He is flanked by former Clash bassist Paul Simonon, former Verve guitarist Simon Tong and Fela…