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Finding FELA Music on Film @ the Bijou Theatre
February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$12
As WPKN celebrates BLACK HISTORY MONTH, we present the documentary film FINDING FELA on Thursday, February 21st at The Bijou Theatre in Downtown Bridgeport.
Finding Fela tells the story of Fela Kuti’s life, his music, his social and political importance. Fela Kuti created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, using that forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan Africanist politics to the world.
Doors open at 6pm with some FELA KUTI Afrobeat music in the lobby accompanied by a Two Roads Brewing beer tasting. The movie screens at 7pm. Tickets are $12 at the door or in advance at bijoutheatrect.net.
WPKN thanks sponsors Two Roads and the Bridgeport DSSD. That’s FINDING FELA this Thursday February 21st at the Bijou in Bridgeport.