Fela and the Kalakuta Queens is a never been told historical piece depicting the lives, fashion and dance of Fela’s women.
”When the spirit of truth is come… He will show you things to come” This was the case of Fela Anikulapo Kuti who not only used music as a righteous and powerful weapon against corruption and oppression but also became an artistic prophet whose music is very much relevant today as most of the things he said in his songs are prevalent till date. However, Fela was popularized by not only his deep political songs but also the women in his life. These women helped play a significant role in making him and his music a matter for public interest. They collaborated in his music, his revolutions, his struggles and his strife. Their collaborative fight against political injustice and social ills matched with their exotic costume and makeup made a profound impact in the society and culture that can still be felt today. Through the trials and travails, through the military ransacking and bulldozing, they were on ground from Kalakuta Republic to Dodan Barracks…. Sadly, these women simply were not recognized by the society. Their roles can’t be ignored. Their untold story must be told; Strong, brave, bold and loyal. They are the Kalakuta Queens!
Having raised the bar with the local and international success of Saro and Wakaa the musical, Bolanle Austen-Peters Productions is set to hit the stage with another magical extravaganza; Fela and the Kalakuta Queens. A musical play which celebrates the women in Fela’s life. We celebrate their essence, resilience and strength. We celebrate unity in the face of adversity. We celebrate Black Power and Black Women. We celebrate the sense of regality and beauty they possessed!
Described by CNN as the woman powering Nigeria’s theatre; Director and Producer, Bolanle Austen-Peters promises to thrill her audience with live music, opulence and tantalizing performances that will leave its audience blown away, sated yet screaming for more.
The Kalakuta Queens are coming with their King!
1 epic story 16 shows • 1 stage •27 strong women • 10 days• 1 City
Brace yourselves for the thrill of a lifetime with #FelaandtheKalakutaQueens
SHOW DATES AND TIME
Saturday 23rd – 3 and 7pm
Sunday 24th – 3 and 7 pm
Tuesday 26th – 3 and 7 Pm
Wednesday 27th – 7pm
Thursday 28th– 7pm
Friday 29th – 7pm
Saturday 30th – 3 and 7pm
Monday 1st – 7pm
Saturday 6th – 3 and 7pm
Sunday 7th – 3 and 7pm
The Terra Arena, Plot 1376 Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island Lagos.
Fela and the Kalakuta Queens has been made possible by the support MTN, BANK OF INDUSTRY, DORMANLONG, LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT, NIGERIAN EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL, the Nigerian Ministry of Culture and Information, Africa Magic, Beats FM, Ebonylife, IBST, MIXTA, Access Bank, Standard Chartered Bank amongst other partners.
For further information please contact:
[email protected] / 2348028339076
Kesiena C. Obue
[email protected] / 2348098530630
[email protected] / 2348188314805
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