Thursday, September 30, 2010

Carlos Moore/Fela: This Bitch of a Life tour

Carlos Moore was a close friend of Fela.  His republished biography, “Fela: This Bitch of a Life” is a moving account of Fela, told from the inside.  During his stay in Nigeria, Carlos will read from the book, discuss Fela and his times with Very Special Guests and give several public lectures. Guests will also have the opportunity to kick back and listen to Fela favourites sung by the hip and the new.  Attending these events is your only chance to own a copy of this collector's item book this year.

Tour dates:
Saturday 9th October, 4pm: Centre for Contemporary Art, 9 McEwen St, Sabo, Lagos.  Featuring Special Guests.  Click here to register for the event on Facebook.

Sunday 10th October, 4pm: The Life House, 33 Sinari Daranijo St, off Younis Bashoroun St, off Ajose Adeogun, VI, Lagos.  Featuring Keziah Jones and Guitar Man.  Click here to register for the event on Facebook.

Monday 11th October, 10am: The New Africa Shrine, NERDC Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja. Lecture "Fela: Music is the Weapon" (Symposium titled The Fela Debates - part of the annual Felabration).

Wednesday 13th October, 11am: UNILAG, 4th Floor, Faculty of Arts Boardroom (in conjunction with CBAAC). Public lecture, "What is Africa to me? Fela Kuti and the reshaping of the Pan-African Dream in the post-colonial era."

Saturday 16th October, 4pm: French Cultural Centre, 52 Libreville St, Wuse, Abuja.  Click here to register for the event on Facebook.

Note that for the events on the 9th, 10th and 16th October, there is a N2,000 entrance fee (which includes a copy of the book).     Fela: This Bitch of a Life will be on general release in January 2011.

Carlos’ tour takes place in the month of the annual Felabration.  Events include music concerts from Tuesday 12 - Sunday 17 October with various international and local artists, International Music workshops, Dance troupes performances, The Felamatrix quiz show with up to N100,000.00 to be won daily, and a street carnival procession in Ikeja.

The artists billed to perform over the six days include:
·       Gangbe Brass Band
·       Dbanj
·       Goldie
·       KWAM1
·       Nneka
·       Ade Bantu
·       Ayetoro
·       Seun Kuti
·       Femi Kuti
·       Ara
·       The Talking Drum Band
·       Keziah Jones
·       Awilo Longomba

All music concerts and events will take place at The New Africa Shrine and are free to the public apart from Friday Night Gala and the Grand Finale on Sunday 17th which will both attract a gate fee. 


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