The “Falana Uncover’d“ live performance videos will see Falana cover 3 classics but very different songs. Each new video will feature new styles and set design and will uncover a different part of her as an artist.
In the first of three classics, Soul Fusion artist, Falana covers, one of Fela Kuti’s popular songs, ‘Lady’ – putting a new spin on the classic song.
‘I have an obsession with rearranging classic songs by my favourite artists. It’s like time travel, I love the nostalgia.’- Falana
The Canadian raised Nigerian artist counts the legendary Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Sade, Maxwell, Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu, Duke Ellington, Etta James and Nina Simone as her musical influences. Listening to her songs, you hear a blend of these iconic masters mixed with her unique sound almost ‘beatbox’ style. Spending some time in Cuba, the gifted artist recorded her debut collection of songs, an EP ‘THINGS FALL TOGETHER’.
Watch Falana Uncover’d 1 – Lady by Fela Kuti (Cover by Falana)
Stream/Listen to audio of Lady by Fela Kuti (Cover)
Song: Lady – Fela Kuti (cover by Falana)
Arranged by “Falana“
Director: Bolaji Kekere-Ekun for 37thstate
DP: White Adeniyi for 37thstate
Production Design: Fisayo Bakare for Interior Living
“FALANA UNCOVER’D“ is a Pop-up concert Series that invites audiences to explore the stories, style and sounds of “Falana live in concert“ from June-September 2016. Every month, in different vibrant spaces across Lagos, Nigeria, she will share pieces of her story and the electricity of live music with her audiences.
For ticket information, visit www.falanamusic.com/uncoverd