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Thursday, March 15th, 2012

#Kony2012 the musical

We want to step off #Kony2012 (we promise to lay off them by this weekend), but we could not let this one pass. We know that Jason wants a career in musical theater. The writers of British broadcaster and satirist Charlie Brooker’s nightlyweekly commentary on Channel 4′s weekly satire show ’10 O’Clock Live’ spent some

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Music Break: Fela Kuti’s “Water No Get Enemy”

By the cast of the Broadway musical Fela!. Not bad. Via Knitting Factory Records. – Sean Jacobs

Wednesday, February 17th, 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 “Fela!,” during a discussion with Bill Moyers...

Saturday, February 6th, 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 king.  Isherwood ccused the show of “tilting”...