Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fela Kuti wins 3 Tony Awards

FELA! is the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, whose soulful Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation.

Inspired by his mother, a civil rights champion, he defied a corrupt and oppressive military government and devoted his life and music to the struggle for freedom and human dignity.

FELA! is a triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, featuring Fela Kuti’s captivating music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony-Award® winner Bill T. Jones.

Although FELA! on Broadway was nominated for 11 tony awards, it won 3: Best Choreography, Best Costume design and Best sound design.