SAHR + RICARDO’S FELA aKUsTIc PORJECT feat. DJ ASEN of FON
Date(s) - 06/16/2017
Doors at 9pm
FELA aKUsTic is a radical reinterpretation of the music of Afrobeat creator Fela Kuti. Fela’s 15-30 piece orchestra has been stripped down to a three piece band and the songs considerably reinvented. The project brings together vocalist Sahr Ngaujah who was nominated for a Tony in the lead role of Fela! on Broadway, with Ricardo Quiñones who played guitar in the band for the show. Both artists have extensive international careers. Sahr has worked in theatre, film and television in both Europe and the US as an actor, writer and directer for over 20 years. Upcoming film Patti Cake$ (Fox Searchlight July 2017). Ricardo has collaborated with many artists including Alicia Keys, Sade, India Arie and Luther Vandross. Sahr and Ricardo are in the process of recording material for the anticipatied debut EP FELA aKUsTic. Some notable Fela aKUsTIc performances include: opening for Lauren Hill’s East Coast US Tour, Summer of 2013, Yale University – Africa Salon 2014 BBC Focus on Africa 2015, Lincoln Center – Meridian 23 Presents 2017.