It's that time of year again. 74 years ago Monday, Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti was born. The man the world came to know as Fela Anikulapo Kuti, legendary musical icon, political leader, and inspirational force that he was, left an indelible effect on the world. The fact you're reading these words right now is testament to the fact that Fela's message was spread far and wide. In that vein, October 18th is always a day to celebrate that legacy and continue that story. Depending on where you're located geographically, here are a few parties going down to celebrate Fela, his music, his message, and his legacy. No matter where you are, put on some Fela tomorrow, have a dance party, and offer whatever libations you deem fit to the legendary chief priest.
Littlefield - Brooklyn feat. EMEFE, Mokaad, The Funk Ark, The Rainbow Children, DJ Monk-One
Neighborhood Theater - Charlotte, NC feat. DJ Rich Medina, The Marksmen
The Echo - Los Angeles, CA feat. DJ Rich Medina
Maria's Package Goods and Community Bar - Chicago, IL feat. DJ King Scratch