London hots up, as Felabration hits Notting Hill Carnival
For the first time since inception, the yearly Felabration, which celebrates the life and times of late Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti, will kick off in far away London, at the globally acclaimed Notting Hill Carnival.
Billed for Monday, August 28, the organising committee had earlier promised that this year’s gig will parade unprecedented contents and one of such is the appearance at the Notting Hill Carnival.
In conjunction with the Lagos State Government, Felabration Park will birth at the Emsile Horniman Pleasance Park, on 12, Golborne Gardens, Kensal Road, London, W10 5DH.
Starting at 10am promptly and continuing till 8pm, the events will witness Afrobeat dancers, top Nigerian and foreign artistes, spoken words, Carnivals and everything FELA.
Felabration is one of the top 300 festivals in the world. Its appearance at this year’s NOTTING HILL Carnival, is in honour of the 20years Anniversary of Fela’s transition to the greater beyond. This London event, technically flags off countdown to the year’s celebration.
Meanwhile, some members of the Felabration committee, led by the Founder/Executive Producer Yeni Kuti, leaves for the U.K this weekend in readiness for the carnival. This advanced party has the task of putting finishing touches to the five star appearance of project at the carnival.
This year’s Felabration holds between October 9-15, in venues across Nigeria. It is an annual event designed to celebrate the life, times and music of FELA. Conceived by Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti, eldest child/daughter of FELA, the event has brought together over the past decade, leaders and controllers of global music industry. It has also provided a platform for thinkers in Africa Philosophy to bare their minds on issues of Pan Africanism, Blackman’s Future and contemporary challenges of governance in Africa. Across the globe each year, about the same period, franchises replicate the festival in their territories. And each, comes with individual peculiarities without losing the brand’s essence. Such is the phenomenal status of FELA, worldwide.
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