This is the first in a series of videos presenting the salutations of celebrities on the occasion of what would have been Fela’s 75th birthday. Also on this day, 15th October, Knitting Factory Records are releasing Red Hot + Fela, a compilation album featuring interpretations of Fela songs by a raft of top drawer artists. All profits from this album go towards combatting AIDS.
Bill T Jones, choreographer extraordinaire and director of the Broadway musical, Fela! salutes Fela and talks about his favourite Fela song.
Watch the vlog here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2AZ-DJN298&feature=youtu.be