Life and times of Afrobeats legend and cultural icon Fela Kuti inspires audience at Expo 2020

DUBAI, 12 November 2021 – Lights, music, dance, and colourful costumes brought to life the story of Nigerian musical maestro and political activist, Fela Kuti, at Expo 2020’s Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre on Friday, 12 November.

Life and times of Afrobeats legend and cultural icon Fela Kuti inspires audience at Expo 2020
DUBAI, 12 November 2021. Fela and the Kalakuta Queens perform at Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Omar Marques/Expo 2020 Dubai)

Fela and the Kalakuta Queens, the musical theatre adaptation of the Afrobeats legend, evoked deep emotions in Expo 2020 visitors who took in the spectacular show, celebrating the cultural icon. Through song and dance, the performance also championed the women who supported Kuti in his journey and were there through the highs and lows, exploring their relationships with the musician and with each other.

Presented by the Nigeria Pavilion at Expo 2020, Fela and the Kalakuta Queens incorporated Fela Kuti’s classics, transporting audiences back to the height of his fame.