On Monday, October 4, 2010, the cast and band from “Fela!” will be performing a free concert at Brooklyn Bridge Park. “Fela!” tells the story of Fela Kuti, who invented afrobeat. Afrobeat is a funk-entused, percussion based style. Kuti used afrobeat as a political tool to promote civil rights in Nigeria.
The performance of “Fela!” will be the last performance of the season at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1. This summer, Pier 1 has also hosted the Metropolitan Opera, film screenings, and other cultural performances.
The “Fela!” concert will begin at 6:30 p.m at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1, Old Fulton Street at Furman Street in DUMBO. For more information call (718) 254-8779 or go to www.stannswarehouse.org.