The Zanzibar venue in Santa Monica hosted a party in honor of the Fela Broadway Cast and Sandra Izsadore (Fela Kuti’s ex-wife, top right). The Fela Broadway Cast was not scheduled to perform, local African dancers and drummers were (See pictures). There was also great live DJ African music. Only one of the dancers (Kouyate) from the Fela Cast made a brief appearance on stage to customarily pay hommage and show appreciation for the performance since the featuring local artists were very talented and experienced. Great night!
MAD LION showed the extent of his talent as one of the best hip hop reggae artists of all-time. Live energy and lots of comedy from Mad Lion on stage.
KRS ONE cleary demonstrated that he is indeed a veteran in the game. KRS ONE showed why he’s considered one of the best lyricists/freestylists of all-time…Spittin’ off the dome and personally interacting with each and everyone of his fans during and after the show. Great live energy, pre show DJs played a lot of hip hop classics.
The band did a great job displaying all of the cultural musical elements that are the foundation of all modern music by performing great Blues, Jazz and New Orleans Folk music. There was great crowd participation since it was Mardi-Gras and attempts to recreate that New-Orleans scene within the music hall with the beads, dancing, chanting and line dancing around the room. The show was somewhat of an American music history lesson.