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FELA! Original Broadway Cast Recording Announced

05/28/2010
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Knitting Factory Records will be release the FELA! Original Broadway Cast Recording on June 8.

The album features Sahr Ngaujah as Fela singing with members of Antibalas. This cast recording was produced by four-time Grammy nominee Robert Sher.

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones, with arrangements by Aaron Johnson and Jordan McLean, FELA! is a provocative hybrid of concert, dance and musical theatre.

The cast recording captures the electricity and joy that thousands have experienced at the Eugene O'Neill Theater every night since the play opened on November 23, 2009. The record is a document of that experience, yet at the same time is a musical statement in its own right.

Tracklist for FELA! Original Broadway Cast Recording:

Everything Scatter
BID (Breaking It Down) - High Life (Medzi Medzi)/Yellow Fever
Trouble Sleep
Teacher
Black President (scene)
Lover*
Upside Down
Expensive s***
I.T.T. (International Thief Thief)
Kere Kay
Water Get No Enemy
Torture (scene)
Zombie
Trouble Sleep (reprise)
Na Poi
Sorrow, Tears And Blood
Sorrow After Testimonials (scene/interlude)
Dance of the Orisas (Shakara)
Rain**
Coffin Head of State
Kere Kay (act II)
Gentleman (bows)

*lyrics by Jim Lewis
**music by Aaron Johnson and Jordan McLean, lyrics by Bill T. Jones and Jim Lewis


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