FREE MP3 FROM FELA! MUSICAL FELA! ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST ALBUM OUT JUNE 8 11 Tony Award Nominations!

FREE MP3 FROM FELA! MUSICAL FELA! ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST ALBUM OUT JUNE 8 11 Tony Award Nominations!

“The only acceptable excuse for not going to see this show is if you’re DEAD!!!”
– Roots drummer, Ahmir (‘?uestlove’) Thompson

On June 8, Knitting Factory Records will be releasing the FELA! Original Broadway Cast Recording. The album features the incomparable Sahr Ngaujah as Fela singing with members of the irrepressibly funky Antibalas. This cast recording, produced by four-time Grammy nominee Robert Sher, truly captures the magic of FELA!.

For a taste of the album’s sound, check out “Water No Get Enemy” from the new FELA! Original Broadway Cast Recording in the Soundcloud player below.

Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award winner Bill T. Jones, with arrangements by Aaron Johnson and Jordan McLean, FELA! is a provocative hybrid of concert, dance and musical theatre. The cast recording captures the electricity and joy that thousands have experienced at the Eugene O’Neill Theater every night since the play opened on November 23, 2009. The record is a document of that experience, yet at the same time is a musical statement in its own right.

Tracklist for FELA! Original Broadway Cast Recording:

Everything Scatter
BID (Breaking It Down) – High Life (Medzi Medzi)/Yellow Fever
Trouble Sleep
Teacher
Black President (scene)
Lover*
Upside Down
Expensive Shit
I.T.T. (International Thief Thief)
Kere Kay
Water Get No Enemy
Torture (scene)
Zombie
Trouble Sleep (reprise)
Na Poi
Sorrow, Tears And Blood
Sorrow After Testimonials (scene/interlude)
Dance of the Orisas (Shakara)
Rain**
Coffin Head of State
Kere Kay (act II)
Gentleman (bows)

*lyrics by Jim Lewis
**music by Aaron Johnson and Jordan McLean, lyrics by Bill T. Jones and Jim Lewis

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