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Posted: June 22nd, 2010
Breaking Ground with Bill T. Jones: Fela is Alive!

Bill T. Jones—creator, director, and Tony Award-winning choreographer of the Off-Broadway musical Fela!—leads this panel of performers, artists, and scholars, to take a closer look at groundbreaking African composer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti and his place in today’s cultural landscape. The panel includes legendary musician Roy Ayers; Aaron Johnson, conductor/trombonist of the large multiethnic group Antibalas (and musical director of Fela!); lead in Fela!, Sahr Ngaujah; Fela’s manager of 15 years, Rikki Stein; and founder and choreographer of Urban Bush Women, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. This event was co-presented by Harlem Stage and the Bill T. Jones/Arne Zane Dance Company.


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