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Shakespeare Theatre Company's FELA!

Monday, September 12, 2011 - Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Shakespeare Theatre Company is presenting FELA!, the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, featuring the direction and choreography of Tony-Award winner Bill T. Jones., from Sept. 13 through Oct. 9.

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.

Tickets and information at ShakespeareTheatre.org.