Capturing the electricity and joy that thousands have experienced at the Eugene O'Neill Theater every night since FELA! opened last November, the new album (with the original Broadway cast) is a document of that experience, yet at the same time is a musical statement in its own right.
FELA! tells the true story of groundbreaking Nigerian composer and performer, Fela Kuti, whose soulful and stirring Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation. Featuring Kuti’s captivating music, the visionary direction and choreography of Tony-Award winner Bill T. Jones, and arrangements by Aaron Johnson and Antibalas, FELA! is a provocative hybrid of concert, dance and musical theatre, and a triumphant tale of courage, passion and love.
The album is out now and can be purchased here. From now until June 25, when you buy the FELA! Original Broadway Cast Recording CD via the link above, you'll automatically receive the album in MP3 format for free.
In the meantime, you can stream the entire album below, with a free track to download after that.