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Tribute to Icon: Fela Kuti

On Saturday Oct 15, 2011 Emaginethat Entertainment gladly presents ”Shakara! A Tribute to the Music of Fela Kuti” at Zanzibar Lounge 9003 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77063 .

A musical tribute to founder of Afrobeat and one of the biggest musician to come out of Africa, Fela Kuti. Fela was a towering figure who arguably combined elements of pure artistry, political perseverance, and a mystic, spiritual consciousness in a why that no other individual has. Musically, he achieved a level comparable to Miles Davis, James Brown and Bob Marley. His music is a hybrid of Jazz, Soul, Afrobeat and Funk, spiced with political rants and performed in English, pidgin (broken English) and Yoruba language. A saxophonist primarily, Fela was proficient with a multitude of instruments. He recorded almost 50 albums with sensual rhythms and harsh criticisms of corrupt African regimes, Nigeria’s military junta which he described as zombies and human right abuses.

A LIVE BAND performance by Houston’s own VSAX and The Crew will be playing tribute to the music of Fela Kuti with songs such as ‘Lady’. ‘Water No Get Enemy’, ‘Zombie’, ‘Shakara’, ‘Gentleman’ and much more. Along with VSAX and The Crew would be other Houston local artists Eno Williams, Emma Nyra, Ade Matrix, Ugonna Anosike and Crz Leo

This event is brought to you by Emaginethat Entertainment, an entertainment company that concentrates on planning concert events specifically to enrich different cultures and traditions globally.

Music by Houston’s Finest Deejay Tunes

$10.00 online at lasts till Oct 8th)
$15.00 at the Door
$30.00 for VIP Tickets

For more info, contact Emaginethat Ent at 2813805910 or visit


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