Fela Kuti – The Kalakutans

Afrobeat Theatre
First public reading of the stage play by Oladipo Agboluaje, music by Tony Allen. Set in 1977, the Kalakutans is an imaginative retelling of events leading up to the invasion of Fela’s compound by soldiers from a nearby barracks which led to the burning down of Fela’s house and the brutalizing of the residents. The Kalakutans deals with the loves, hopes and ambitions of its protagonists. It is a tale of coming to terms with the consequences of chasing one’s dreams and of trying to come to terms with one’s self.

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