TV tonight: Fela Kuti: Father of Afrobeat documentary

The high profile Arena strand Biyi Bandele-directed documentary Fela Kuti: Father of Afrobeat is on BBC 2 tonight at 9.30pm. In a year during which Tony Allen died, regardless of such a massive blow as his passing given Allen's iconic status as a …

Published: 21 Nov 2020. Updated: 9 days.

The high profile Arena strand Biyi Bandele-directed documentary Fela Kuti: Father of Afrobeat is on BBC 2 tonight at 9.30pm. In a year during which Tony Allen died, regardless of such a massive blow as his passing given Allen's iconic status as a fellow pioneer with Kuti of the style, Afrobeat remains one of the key influences on new UK jazz acts such as Kokoroko and Moses Boyd and going back even further to the work of London Afrobeat Collective and Soothsayers. Unseen archive and contributions from Fela’s children, wives, friends and fans are included in the film. Watch

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Fabian Almazan: Alcanza Detroit stream tonight round midnight

Pianist, composer, bandleader, record label head Fabian Almazan streams later 'round midnight in a new English lyrics version Detroit-Australia collaboration of 'Alcanza' featuring a string quartet of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Linda May Han …

Published: 21 Nov 2020. Updated: 9 days.

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Pianist, composer, bandleader, record label head Fabian Almazan streams later 'round midnight in a new English lyrics version Detroit-Australia collaboration of 'Alcanza' featuring a string quartet of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Linda May Han Oh on double bass, Jo Lawry on voice and Ben Vanderwal on drums.

Begins 'round midnight UK/Ireland time. Tickets