0 minutes Less than a minute read September 17, 2010 Fela Can't Dance I am not sure what to make of this. Bill T Jones (creator of the musical “Fela!,” currently playing on Broadway) recently choreographed “Zombie” (a song about military repression) for….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read February 17, 2010 Abraham Lincoln and Fela Kuti Some critics went after Bill T Jones for his musical portrayal of the king of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti, on Broadway. Here, in the link below, Mr Jones responds–indirectly–to criticisms of….. Read More 2 minutes read February 6, 2010 Representing Fela Last week The New York Times published an odd piece of writing by one its theater “critics”, Charles Isherwood about the Broadway show “Fela!” about the life of the Afrobeat….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read January 20, 2010 Fela Inspiration This artist was inspired to create after seeing the Broadway musical. Read More 1 minute read December 8, 2009 EVERYBODY WANTS FELA TO SUCCEED (ON BROADWAY) The New York mainstream press is all over Bill T Jones’ musical “Fela!,” which recently opened in the city. Everybidy wants the show to succeed in a downmarket. “The New….. Read More 4 minutes read September 7, 2009 Weekend Links So as usual, a bunch of links–new as well as ones–that have piled up in my bookmarks folder. First, some good news: a Sudanese court only fined–but did not flog–Lubna….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read August 19, 2009 FELA KUTI IS COMING TO BROADWAY “Fela!,” the Bill T. Jones musical about the life of the Nigerian Afrobeat king, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, is opening on Broadway on October 19. I had tickets during the show’s….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.