The 2012 edition of the annual Felabration (celebration of the life, music and legacy of the music maestro and Afrobeat Legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti) was rightly themed ‘Africa: Centre of the World’ after one of the masterpieces of Fela released in 1979 which featured Fela and Roy Ayers. The LP centred around Fela‘s clarion call to Africans to take their place as the core of the world affairs.
Felabration is an annual festival in its 15th year. Created by Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti, Felabration has grown from a day’s celebration of the icon Fela Anikulapo-Kuti to a week long of events clinching the nod of approval from the Lagos State Government into partnering and incorporating the festival into the Lagos State’s Event Calendar. Now a weekly fiesta, it has become an international tourist attraction attracting music lovers all over the world.
The week-long Felabaration concert which was held at the New Afrikan Shrine, started Tuesday, October 16 and ended on Sunday, October 22, 2012.
Each of the days were graced by top African musicians, comedians, poets, Fela’s family & friends and of course die hard Fela fans which truly served as a great tribute to the afro-beat legend.
And we’ve got pictures to prove it.