Tony award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones is staging an Off-Broadway musical about legendary Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti--best known simply as Fela--with members of Brooklyn's own lauded purveyors Afro-beat, Antibalas, as part of the musical accompaniment. Titled Fela! the production began performances on August 5th. More info here.

Fela, who would've turned 70 this year, died in 1997.

[Thanks to Carolina Gonzalez for the heads up.]