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The Wedding

BAP Productions2019

Terra Kulture

Terra Kulture
Lagos, Nigeria

Fela weds 27 wives on the same day. They are now refered to as his Queens. 'The Fela's Republic & The Kalakuta Queens' musical chronicles Fela's birth, activism and his non-traditional family. It explores the life of the legend Fela Kuti, and the women that were an integral part of his band. A unique insight into the inner walls of Fela's Kalakuta Republic reveals the women and their unique fashion, dance and African identities. They were a source of strength and inspirational support to Fela. They endured intimidation and torture from the police and the general public due to their involvement with Fela. 'Fela's Republic & the Kalakuta Queens' is a never been told historical piece depicting the defiance of a legend and the lives of his women. This musical was produced and directed by Bolanle Austen-Peters and is one of the biggest musicals to come out of Africa.

Details

  • Title: The Wedding
  • Creator: BAP Productions
  • Date Created: 2019
  • Location Created: Opera State Theatre, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Original Source: Terra Kulture
  • Rights: Bolanle Austen-Peters Productions

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