Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Felabration 2011: Buy Africa

The Executives perform a dance sketch

It's Fela Kuti's birthday again and this year's theme of Felabration is "Buy Africa". A formal opening was done with speeches delivered by public intellectuals on Monday at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs. 

The New Afrika Shrine has been playing host to nightly performances by new acts and big name music stars since. The Executives Dance Club opened last night's performance with a sketch that featured a cameo role by a Fela look-alike. 

This year the duo of Femi and Seun Kuti, sons of Fela, will not be performing as they are on tour at the moment. Here are some images from Tuesday night at Felabration.

Two men have a go at the Ayo board game inside the New Afrika Shrine
Travel paper Waka-About carries Fela on its cover page

A patron lights up a joint at the New Afrika Shrine 
The crowd at the New Afrika Shrine for Felabration 2011