Fela Kuti

  1. Selena Gomez Film, Fela Doc to Play Sundance

    December 09, 2013 5:30 PM EST William H. Macy's film about a father grieving the death of his musician son who forms a rock band will be the closing night film at the Sundance Film Festival in January. "Rudderless," which Macy directed co-stars in, also features ...

  2. Alternative Distribution Alliance Partners with Partisan, Knitting Factory

    September 03, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), Warner Music Group's indie music distributor, has announced a partnership with Brooklyn record labels Partisan and Knitting Factory, with ADA contributing its physical and distribution services to re ...

  3. Supergroup Of Cuban Stars To Perform At The Brooklyn Academy Of Music For World AIDS Day

    October 08, 2012 5:57 PM EDT A super group of 14 leading artists from Cuba will take the stage of the Brooklyn Academy of Music for two nights to honor World AIDS Day. Red Hot + Cuba, to be staged Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 by BAM with the Red Hot Organization and musical director An ...

  4. At Long Last, Antibalas

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Afrobeat pioneers-and backing band for 'Fela!'-drop first studio album in five years The stakes are high for Antibalas on the eve of the release of its self-titled, fifth studio album. The project, due Aug. 8 on Daptone Records, represen ...

  5. Exclusive: (RED), Red Hot Teaming For '(RED) Hot + Fela' Compilation

    May 31, 2012 5:00 PM EDT (RED) and the Red Hot Organization are teaming up for the first time on (RED) Hot + Fela , a tribute compilation to Fela Kuti tentatively due this fall, a follow-up to 2002's Red Hot + Riot . The first single, a cover of Kuti's "Lad ...

  6. Ginger Baker Film Wins Top Documentary Prize at SXSW

    March 14, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Ginger Baker documentary, "Beware of Mr. Baker" SXSW Preview from Jay Bulger on Vimeo . Jay Bulger's documentary on drummer Ginger Baker, "Beware of Mr. Baker," won the Documentary Grand Jury prize Tuesday night, but where ...

  7. Beyonce's New Album Title Revealed

    May 11, 2011 2:23 PM EDT B eyoncé has revealed the name of her upcoming album: "4." In an exclusive interview with Billboard's Ray Rogers, the star says that the album's title was inspired by her fans. "Everywhere I look, I see them calling it � ...

  8. Author Seeks Shutdown Of 'Fela!' Broadway Musical

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The author of a book about the late Afrobeat Nigerian superstar Fela Kuti has sued the producers of the award-winning Broadway musical "Fela!" to stop performances, saying they stole his work and thought an offer of $4,000 was all he des ...

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

    May 04, 2010 12:00 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." In additio ...

  10. Nigerian Acts Win Big At MTV Africa Music Awards

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST The first-ever MTV Africa Music Awards held in Abuja, Nigeria delivered a heavily Afro-centric show and winners' list that has been welcomed by the continent's industry. "The fact that the performances that really stole the show wer ...

  11. Line-Up Confirmed For MTV Africa Music Awards

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST The first ever MTV Africa Music Awards is set to stamp an Afrocentric flavour on the ceremony. Organisers of the MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain have revealed that the show will feature a tribute to the late, legendary Afrobeat artist Fela Aniku ...

  12. Artists Line Up For Womad

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New York-based Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra (AAO) has been confirmed as one of the additions to the bill at the 14th Womad Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, to be held in the Spanish Canary Islands, off West Africa, Nov. 6-9. This year's festival, ...