FELA CAST PARTY – ZANZIBAR, SANTA MONICA (CA) – FEBRUARY 28TH, 2013


FELA CAST PARTY - ZANZIBAR - FEBRUARY 28TH 2012

The Zanzibar venue in Santa Monica hosted a party in honor of the Fela Broadway Cast and Sandra Izsadore (Fela Kuti’s ex-wife, top right). The Fela Broadway Cast was not scheduled to perform, local African dancers and drummers were (See pictures). There was also great live DJ African music. Only one of the dancers (Kouyate) from the Fela Cast made a brief appearance on stage to customarily pay hommage and show appreciation for the performance since the featuring local artists were very talented and  experienced. Great night!

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DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND – UCLA-ROYCE HALL, LOS ANGELES (CA) – FEBRUARY 12TH, 2013


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The band did a great job displaying all of the cultural musical elements that are the foundation of all modern music by performing great Blues, Jazz and New Orleans Folk music. There was great crowd participation since it was Mardi-Gras and attempts to recreate that New-Orleans scene within the music hall with the beads, dancing, chanting and line dancing around the room. The show was somewhat of an American music history lesson.