Sunday, October 16, 2011

Felabrations Across the World

As I write this blog post, I'm sitting in front of my computer in Accra, Ghana. I'm privileged to be on the continent on the day the chief priest Fela Anikulapo Kuti was born seventy-three years ago. I'll be writing in detail about my trip for, so look for that in the coming days. Until then, I'd like to give a shout out to a few Felabrations going down all over the world. Today, Femi Kuti is hosting Les Nubians and Blitz The Amabassador at The Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria to celebrate his father's life. In the coming weeks, there are several more parties going down:

Joe's Pub - New York, NY w/ Emefe

All-Asia Bar - Cambridge, MA w/ Uhuru Afrika

Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY w/ Zongo Junction

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

DJ Afro-Marc in BK this weekend

It's about that time. I'm returning to the big apple this weekend to spread the afrobeat message before I take a pilgrimage to Ghana with Blitz The Ambassador next week. I'll be spinning at Southpaw tomorrow night when Emefe, Mokaad, and Ms. Lady hit the stage.

Then on Sunday, I'll be spinning at Disco Recovery, a benefit party for the Jillian Lanier Fund at the Tip Top Bar in Bed-Stuy, BK. Funk will be doled out in extra-large portions at both occasions. I'll be blogging about my trip to Ghana both on The Afrobeat Blog as well as, so stay tuned for what will be unfolding from here on out.

FELA! Afterparty w. The Funk Ark in DC

For all those in D.C. who have yet to see FELA!, what are you waiting for? Tomorrow night is a particularly good night to catch it as the FELA! band will be playing an afterparty with The Funk Ark at The Rock and Roll Hotel. An extremely talented group of musicians will be collaborating throughout the evening so if you're in or around the capital, def check it out.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Elder's Corner Kickstarter

If your a fan of Nigerian music of any era, whether it be Orlando Julius, Osunlade, Sunny Ade, or Fela, you owe it to yourself to support this project. Siji is a Nigerian filmmaker and musician attempting to document the history and music of Nigerian's legendary music scene. He's got some distance to travel to reach his goal, so please help him reach his goal. A small donation can go a long way...