Fela Kuti is an international symbol of resistance along the mold of the late great Bob Marley. In his native Nigeria in particular and West Africa in general, Fela Kuti reached an almost mythic status. Fela Kuti spoke truth to power without fear or regard for his safety. In fact, the heavy-handed tactics of the Nigerian authorities led to his mother’s death. In recent years, with the success of the Broadway play about his life as well as a few outstanding documentaries, Fela’s music has reached an even wider audience. With that said, the good folks at Sweet Spot Festival are putting together a proper Harlem celebration of the life, legacy and music of Fela Kuti. The Fela-bration goes down on Saturday, May 19 from 2 to 9 pm at the West Harlem Pier. Make sure you bring in the Summer right with the first Sweet Spot Festival event of the year.
For more info: http://sweetspotfestival.com/