Fowler Museum's 'Fela-bration!' on July 23 inspired by music icon Fela Kuti
"Fela-bration!", a toast to the late Nigerian music legend Fela Kuti, is the closing celebration of the Fowler Museum's acclaimed exhibition "Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley" (on display through July 24).
The event will feature live music, drumming and dancing; DJ sets; face painting; mask-making for families; and a final chance to experience the exhibition before it embarks on an international tour. For information and a full schedule, visit this link.
Participants will include:
Rocky Dawuni (host): Musician
Najite Agindotan: Musician, original member of Fela Kuti's band Egypt '80
Sunny War: Blues guitarist and singer
Jaman Laws & Friends: Musicians, live afro-jazz
Wawi Amasha (Mami Afrika): Artist and face-painter
Jeremy Sole: DJ (KCRW-89.9 FM)
Glenn Red: DJ (Afro Funké/Eclectica)
Cary Sullivan (producer of the event): Afro Funké/Rocky Dawuni
1–4 p.m., Saturday, July 23
(Note: This event has been rescheduled from July 17 due to the 405 Freeway closure.)
Fowler Museum at UCLA (map)
The event is free. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.
Stacey Ravel Abarbanel, director of external affairs, Fowler Museum
310-825-4288 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus parking is available for $10 in lot 4 (accessible from Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Plaza).