Sponsored by Michigan Chronicle and the United Auto Workers (UAW), a portion of the proceeds from Music Hall's opening-weekend performance of the electrifying, Tony-Award winning musical, FELA!, presented by Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and Will & Jada Pinkett-Smith, will benefit the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Be sure to see the accompanying exhibit, Moving to His Own Beat - Fela: The Man, The Movement, The Music, now on display at The Wright Museum.
His story inspired a nation. His music inspires the world. FELA! tells the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, whose soulful Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation. Motivated by his mother, a civil rights champion, he defied a corrupt and oppressive military government and devoted his life and music to the struggle for freedom and human dignity.
FELA! is a triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, featuring Fela Kuti’s captivating music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones.
Tickets start at $37 and can be purchased at online by clicking here or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Members of the Museum and the UAW receive 10% off tickets - enter promotional code "Yeah Yeah" when ordering.
Purchasers of tickets at the $75 level and above can attend a special performance Afterglow to meet the cast!
PLEASE NOTE: This performance takes place at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, located at 350 Madison, Detroit, Michigan 48226.
For more information please call (313) 887-8500.