With a book by Bill T. Jones and Jim Lewish, Fela! is a musical production based on the life of famed Nigerian musician, activist and social leader Fela Kuti. One of the pioneers of Afrobeat music, Kuti used his stature to live a life centered on political and social struggles, acting as a soldier for the people of Africa, and the musical celebrates both his contributtions to music and civil rights. Fela! brought Kuti's story and music back to life after its 2008 Off-Broadway debut and has since been produced for Broadway and London's West End.
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