Past Event

Afro-Beat: Fela Kuti and Tony Allen

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Series Host: Sam Newsome

This performance and conversation series curated and hosted by saxophonist Sam Newsome takes an in-depth look at African-inspired jazz and jazz musicians who create from an African sensibility. The series will feature scholars, writers and musicians presenting thought provoking talks and innovative musical performances. Join us as we celebrate the re-opening of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem with this landmark series.

Afro-Beat: Fela Kuti and Tony Allen
Concert and Conversation
Guest: Michael Veal
$10.00 Suggested Donation

Musician and Afrobeat scholar Dr. Michael Veal sheds light on the music of musician and political activist Fela Kuti and drummer Tony Allen. Following Veal’s talk, his Afrobeat ensemble Aqua Ife will perform.