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FELA! Benefit Performance for The Wright Museum
FELA! Benefit Performance for The Wright Museum
Fri, Feb 17 - Fri, Feb 17  8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts - Detroit


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.


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