Fela Kuti birthday Felabration! with Lagos Roots Afrobeat Ensemble

Event has passed (Fri Oct 18, 2013 - Fri Oct 18, 2013)
The New Parish
9:00 PM
$12 - $15
Music, Funk, World Music


Lagos Roots brings it back: straight to 1970’s West Africa. Unfiltered, deeply-grooved Nigerian Afrobeat music performed live by a 15-piece afrobeat orchestra. Prepare to dial in on the dance floor and sweat to the beat of the Kalakuta Republic, performed live by ORIGINAL Fela Kuti band-members!!

Emerging from a long held dream to put together a band containing original master musicians and members of a new generation of afrobeat musicians, LAGOS ROOTS features the stars of Nigeria's top afro-beat, afro-funk/rock and world-beat bands: Fela Kuti & Africa 70! Sonny Okoson! One World! Monomono! Peter King!

Lagos Roots Afrobeat Ensemble represents an important step in the evolution of the style of Nigerian afrobeat once imagined by Fela Kuti & Africa 70. Our evolution puts Lagos ROOTS on the California coast.. our solution is Afro-Beat for ALL yeah yeah people.


  1. The New Parish
    1743 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA