Monday December 19, 2011 / 8:00pmFELA!
Front Mezzanine (Rows A-G)
How was your experience?
Maybe I was expecting too much. The music is good (I went because already know and love Fela and Femi's music) and the dancing very energetic, but the story - while about an important figure - is quite simple and so needed to be told in a much more dramatic way. We left at the interval because it was already too much of the same. Also, I thought it was quite hypocritical to ignore the white band members who were actually playing all of the intense and great sax and horn solos which were made to appear to be played by the lead actor - no glossy bios (which even the general cast get), no intros, no spotlights. I hope they at least waved an arm at the band during the curtain call - but that's not the same.