Felabration, a yearly music festival held in memory of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, held it’s 18th edition from the 10th to 16th October 2016. The week-long festival had as part of its program of events, daily musical performances featuring a rich selection of established as well as emerging artistes. Music enthusiasts and afrobeat lovers made their way to The New Afrika Shrine, the main venue for Felabration.
Conceived in 1998 by Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti in memory of her late father, Fela, Felabration is a one-week festival held on the week of Fela’s birthday. The event not only features musical performances, there are also art exhibitions, symposia discussing social and topical issues, amongst other activities. The theme for this year’s festival, “Everybody Say Yeah, Yeah” is a popular catchphrase associated with the late musical legend and human rights activist.
These images are highlights from the stage in the last 3 days of Felabration at the New Afrika Shrine for Felabration 2016.