The Avant Garde Troupé has been consistently striving to push boundaries towards achieving excellence in all that matters and simultaneously show gratitude towards those that paved the way. To meet our objectives; we found it appropriate to annually pay tribute and celebrate one of the most prolific Africans of the 21st century
It is that time of the year again. A celebration of musical heritage, life and times of Fela Anikulapo Kuti comes in full swing.
What is going to make this year’s one special? Well it has been 20 years since Fela’s death(passed away on the 2nd of August 1997). Twenty years down the line, even those who felt he was a nuisance have come round to believing in Fela’s special gospel, as everything he prophesied and fought for have come to pass, and his vision of a better society having become faultless.
As Fela continues to live in the hearts of the AvantGarde through his music, his ‘Felasophy’, activism and charm, and the AvantGarde follower will continue to hold fondly to his abiding memory and message specially encapsulated in the yearly Felabration commemoration that honours the man and his unique & distinctive music.
Let us “Felebrate” 20 years of Africa’s pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist and political maverick.