The much expected unprecedented Felabration 2017 celebrations take off in far away London at the globally acclaimed Notting Hill Carnival, on Monday August 28, 2017.
In conjunction with the Lagos State Government, Felabration Park will birth at the Emsile Horniman Pleasance Park, on 12, Golborne Gardens, Kensal Road, London, W10 5DH, come Monday August 28.
Starting at 10am promptly and continuing till 8pm the events will witness Afrobeat dancers, top Nigerian and foreign artistes, Spoken words, Carnivals and everything Fela.
Felabration is one of the top 300 festivals in the world. Its appearance at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival, is in honour of the 20years Anniversary of Fela’s transition to the greater beyond. This London Event, technically flags off our countdown to the year’s biggest national festival, Felabration 2017.
Some members of the Felabration Organising Committee, led by the Founder/Executive Producer of Felabration, Yeni Kuti, leaves for the U.K, this weekend in readiness for the Carnival. This advanced party has the task of putting finishing touches to the five star appearance of Felabration at the carnival.
Felabration 2017 holds between October 9-15, this year in venues across Nigeria. It is an annual event designed to celebrate the life, times and music of Fela. Conceived by Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti, eldest child/daughter of Fela, the event has brought together over the past decade, leaders and controllers of global music industry. It has also provided a platform for thinkers in Africa Philosophy to bare their minds on issues of Pan Africanism, Blackman’s Future and contemporary challenges of governance in Africa. Across the globe each year, about the same period, franchises replicate the festival in their territories. And each, comes with individual peculiarities without losing the brand’s essence. Such is the phenomenal status of Fela, worldwide.