World music gig of the week: Saluting the Black President Fela Kuti, 229 club, London W1
Friday 10 May 2013
To mark the rerelease of Fela Kuti's 50-album catalogue – that's quite a shelf you've got there, buddy – Knitting Factory Records hosts an extraordinary line-up that will almost certainly threaten health and safety with outbreaks of euphoria and ecstatic dancing in the intimate 229 Club.
Ginger Baker, Tony Allen, Keziah Jones, Dele Sosimi's Afrobeat Orchestra, the Noisettes' Shingai Shoniwa, rapper Ty, Shrine DJs Max Reinhardt & Rita Ray, and more step up to the stage to pay tribute to the Black President.
The Best of the Black President Vol 2 serves as a brilliant taster, and one taste usually has you hooked.
020 7323 7229; 229thevenue.com, Friday
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