10/1/18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY INDEPENDENCE DAY TRIBUTE: Fela Kuti & Africa 70 – Pansa Pansa Berlin 1978

One of the few pro-shot concerts of legendary musician Fela Kuti with his band Africa 70, playing for the jazz festival in Berlin, 1978. Fela was a social activist and leader who fought for freedom and justice in Nigeria. He died in 1997. Continue reading

9/20/17 (Repost) O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH Walestylez: Fela Kuti- Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense Live at Glastonbury Festival (1984)

Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti performing his hit Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense live at the 1984  Glastonbury Festival. Continue reading

1/28/17 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Fela Kuti- Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense (1984) Live In England

Fela Kuti the King of Afrobeats performs Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense live in England (1984)  Continue reading

11/20/16 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOOON JAZZ CONCERT: Fela Kuti Live at Glastonbury (1984)

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 Fela Kuti performs his Nigerian based music Afrobeats at Glastonbury (1984) Continue reading

Summerstage Harlem Dance Caravan: Erasing The Boundaries

By Walter Rutledge

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Harlem Dance Caravan: Erasing The Boundaries performances were held on August 15th and 16th at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park. This is the second year SummerStage and the Faison Firehouse has collaborated on the outdoor, free to the public performing arts presentation; and it has already become one the most anticipated and well attended events offered in the summer series. This year the eclectic roster of performers included Baoku & The Image Afro-Beat Band, Cecilia Marta Dance Company, George Faison Universal Dance Experience, Jamel Gaines’ Creative Outlet, and Lotus Music & Dance Multicultural Artists. The well curated production lived up to its title offering a diverse and well-paced program with an international flavor. Continue reading