Monday, August 25, 2008

Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Tribute

Sigourney Park
Hartford, CT

Saxophonist and local sonic stalwart Rich McGee, a veteran of Anthony Braxton’s knotty saxophone ensembles, has cooked up a big band tribute to the singular Nigerian artist and activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

While I have never played Rich’s music, he and I have played together at times, occasionally alongside my oldest Hartford musical friend Mixashawn.

This event is part of a larger outdoor community music festival chock full of local talent and seasoned with savory out-of-towners like Bobby Matos. Not to be missed, and the weather looks to be an ideal late summer/early fall mix with low humidity. Bring a bottle of rose, a blanket and someone you love. Sunday, August 31, beginning at 2:00 PM.

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