The house band for the hit musical Fela! is playing at the Troubadour in West Hollywood this Friday, January 13th. This event, Fela! On Tour features the Fela! band, members of the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra and members of the three-time Tony Award winning musical! This event is for all ages. You may click here to purchase advance tickets. Details are as follows:
Fela! On Tour
Friday, January 13th at 9 pm
Advance tickets: $18 ($20 at the door)
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
As far as hip-hop goes, it doesn’t get much blacker than The Roots – the name says it all. Before they became known as the house band on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, they were known to us heads as “the hardest working band in show business”, with a tour schedule that would make the greatest performers tremble. Luckily for all of us, that tour schedule would give the band the opportunity to travel the globe several times over, and give fans a chance to see them do their thing at least once, maybe twice in a year. Since the band was formed over 20 years ago in Philly, you can imagine how many people they’ve come in contact with.
Founding member, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson decided to give us mere mortals a glimpse into their world with his website Questlove’s Celebrity Stories. The homepage in and of itself is daunting with a long list of Who’s Who in the entertainment world. Singers, rappers, rapsingers, actors, etc. all make the list of interesting tales that Questlove shares on the site. My faves so far? Erykah Badu, Jay Dee, and Jeremy Piven (who knew Prague was off the hook like that?) but trust, I’ll get through the rest during 15 minute breaks and spare time. You should too.