Friday, August 30, 2013
It's the most wonderful time of the month! For this program, John Schaefer presents the pick of the piles. There's music from Madagascar, Ethiopia, Poland, and India, to name a few. Listen to Malagasy blues from Lala Njava, somkething from Mulatu Astatke's latest featuring Fatoumata Diawara, and Polish folk music singers accompanying themselves with kitchen instruments. There's also a brand-new selection from the forthcoming "Red Hot & Fela" compilation as done by members of TV on the Radio, Kronos Quartet, and Stuart Bogie, the musical director of the broadway show, "Fela!" And more.
Monday, October 04, 2010
By Marlon Bishop : WNYC Culture Producer
Sahr Ngaujah, lead actor in FELA!, the musical, plays the music of Afrobeat godfather Fela Kuti, backed by the able musicians of Antibalas. Download the theatrical version of "Water No Get Enemy," based on the Fela Kuti track of the same name.
Monday, June 14, 2010
By Amanda Angel
One night every year, Broadway pulls out all the stops for the Tony Awards. If Twitter is a barometer of the zeitgeist, it worked. Emcee Sean Hayes and attendee Catherine Zeta-Jones were trending in the top 10, despite competition from the NBA Finals, a potential no-hitter in Chicago, and the season premier of True Blood. Whether that bodes well for the theaters, struggling to sell tickets in a down economy, is yet to be seen. In the meantime, here are the top 5 things to take away from the Tonys.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
You know that incredible, electrical connection that takes place when you look directly into Beyonce’s eyes, and she into yours? I do.
It happened just the other night, actually, when we were at the Palm, in midtown. We were there, technically speaking, because this guy she knows, Jay-Z, is a producer for Fela!, the Broadway musical, and they’re hyping the show for the Tonys (this Sunday). Will Smith was there too, with his girl Jada. They’re all producers on the show, all except for Beyonce. She didn’t have anything to do with Fela.
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
This season, Broadway got a boost from some serious Hollywood star wattage -- and from great productions imported from London's West End. But we can see from the Tony nominations there were also some homegrown stand-outs.