Contest: Win Like a Million Fela Kuti Related Prizes

October 13, 2010

You know how when you're a kid you just want your birthday to last forever, but it's only one day and you eventually learn to accept that and then you get older and you wish your birthday was zero days a year and you could just stay young forever? None of those things are possible. In fact, the only way you can get people to celebrate your birthday for a really long time is to do a whole bunch of awesome and legendary shit that directly influences like everyone in music ever. Fela Kuti could safely be called one of those dudes, and as such Knitting Factory Records is knee deep in reissuing his entire catalog (so many albums), promoting the still-running musical about his life Fela! and doing a whole bunch of stuff around his actual birthday on the 15th that involves a nation-wide FELABRATION (wokka wokka) running from today through the end of the month (more on that after the jump). For now, stream some jams below and hit us in the comments for your chance to win a copy of the next six reissues and/or a pair of tickets to the Fela! musical. You have to get yourself to New York to see it though. Don't forget to use a real email address so we can let you know if you won. If you're not trying to risk it, there's also some promotional info to get discounted tickets after the jump.

If purchased through: Broadway Offers

Purchase tickets 14 days or more prior to performance date:
All performances: Selected Orchestra and Mezzanine: $69.

Purchase tickets 7-13 days prior to performance date:
All performances : Selected Orchestra and Mezzanine: $79.

Purchase tickets 6 days or less prior to performance date:
All performances: Selected Orchestra and Mezzanine: $89.

Mezzanine rows J-L: $49.50 (except Saturday evenings) regardless of purchase date.

All prices include a $2 facility fee. Offer valid now through 1/2/11 for performances through 1/2/11.
Blackout dates may apply. There is an 8 ticket limit per order/person/week.


A Celebration of the Music & Legacy of Fela Anikulapo Kuti
Featuring The Chicago Afrobeat Project + DJS Tone B Nimble & King Scratch
Chicago, Illinois
October 13, 2010

808kids presents the 2nd Annual FELAbration
With dj soul.profess & special guest DJ Cecil (thepeople / Yoruba Dance Sessions)
Recess at Somar Bar & Lounge
Oakland, CA
October 13, 2010

Music By Rich Medina & Visuals by Mark Hines
w/ Doc Gibbs, New World Review (NYC Debut), & special guests
(Le) Poisson Rouge
October 14, 2010

YORUBA DANCE SESSIONS celebrates Fela Anikulapo Kuti
With DJ/Producer Carlos Mena and DJ Cecil
Oakland, California
October 14, 2010

Afro Funke
Afro Funke @ Zanzibar
With Resident DJs Jeremy Sole, Glenn Red + Host Rocky Dawuni + Special Guests TBA
Los Angeles, California
October 14, 2010

With DJ Kemit, DJ Ausar, Omar Phillips, Giwayen Mata
595 North Event Venue
Atlanta, Georgia
October 16, 2010

Felabration 2010 with Zozo Afrobeat
Shrine World Music Venue
October 21, 2010

Fela Kuti Day
With AfroBeat Down
Worldbeat Cultural Center
San Diego, California
October 23, 2010

Jazztronica Saturdays Presents: Felabration 2010
With DJ Chicken George, El John Selector (Thievery Corporation), Northstar Groovement
Austin, Texas
October 23, 2010

With a Fela tribute by Ikebe Shakedown and Special Guests
And DJs from the Fela Undustrial Complex (theFUC)
The Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, New York
October 25, 2010

Lunchbox Theory Presents: Afrobeat for Ya Soul!
With DJ Underdog and A Special Fela Tribute Band
Bossa Lounge
Washington, D.C.
October 28, 2010

Uhuru Afrika presents Fela Lives!
With selectors Adam Gibbons, KC Hallett AKA 'KCiv' The Fela Edit King, Max Pela
And master percussionist Sidy Maiga + visuals by Jay Medina
MilkyWay at the Brewery
Boston, Massachusetts
October 28, 2010

Posted: October 13, 2010
Contest: Win Like a Million Fela Kuti Related Prizes