Stop by and cheer your favourite team while listening to sounds by Fela kuti and Originals by Bikey!
Entry is FREE!!!
Doors open at 5pm
Also performing, Eli Hanley and Patrick Graney on drums.
Featuring Originals like "Lion of Africa"
Including other Fela tracks like "Sorrow Tears and Blood", "Water no get Enemy", "No Agreement", "No coffin for Head of State", and "I.T.T"
Don't forget the House of Blues show on Friday July 11, in the heart of downtown Cleveland. Come and listen to the hit song "No Shaking" as well as "Belly Dancer". Get your tickets now!
Fela was a Nigerian Activist who used music to rally citizens and criticize corrupt government officials. He was born in 1938 and died in 1997.
The musical style of Felá is called afrobeat, a style he largely created, which is a complex fusion of Jazz, Funk, Ghanaian/Nigerian High-life, psychedelic rock, and traditional West African chants and rhythms. Afrobeat also borrows heavily from the native "tinker pan" African-style percussion that Kuti acquired while studying in Ghana with Hugh Masekela, under the uncanny Hedzoleh Soundz. The importance of the input of Tony Allen (Fela's drummer of twenty years) in the creation of Afrobeat cannot be overstated. Fela once famously stated that "without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat".