FELA! The Original Broadway Cast Recording

I told you about my experience at FELA! a few months ago.  Well, you can enjoy the music without going to Broadway. Everyone can get their FELA! on with the new cast recording album, released this week. You can purchase the album here.

Backed by the irrepressibly funky Antibalas, FELA! The Original Broadway Cast Recording features the incomparable Sahr Ngaujah as Fela, Lilias White as Funmilayo (Fela’s mother), and Saycon Sengbloh as Sandra Izadore (Fela’s American girlfriend) singing all 16 of the Fela compositions that are performed on stage. This recording captures the electricity and joy that thousands have experienced at the Eugene O’Neill Theater every night since the play opened on November 23, 2009, and is not only a document of that experience, but also a musical statement in its own right.
Close you eyes and pretend you're there with the full length tracks below. My favs are #1, #4, #7, #8, #9, #11, #13 and #22.

FELA! Tony Nominations:
  • Best Musical
  • Best Book of a Musical: Jim Lewis & Bill T. Jones
  • Best Actor: Sahr Ngaujah
  • Best Featured Actress: Lillias White
  • Best Direction: Bill T. Jones
  • Best Choreography: Bill T. Jones
  • Best Orchestrations: Aaron Johnson
  • Best Scenic Design: Marina Draghici
  • Best Costume Design: Marina Draghici
  • Best Lighting Design: Robert Wierzel
  • Best Sound Design: Robert Kaplowitz

Cara, please go and and channel me :)

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1 comment:

  1. You know this thing starting close to my bedtime but I will sacrifice sleep to go :-)Looks like I have to go shopping. lol!