By Seun Agboola, Lagos
Two popular Afrobeat singers, Femi and Seun Anikulapo-Kuti have left for London, the United Kingdom to participate in this year’s NOTTING HILL Carnival.
The duo departed the Murtala Mohammed International Airport on Wednesday to the UK where they are expected to participate in this year’s FELABRATION, one of the events slated for the festival.
While in the UK, they are scheduled to take their slots on Monday between 10am-8pm at the Emsile Horniman Pleasance Park on 12, Golborne Gardens, Kensal Road, London,W10 5DH.
The appearance of the two brothers will definitely be the main attraction at this year’s carnival even beyond the FELABRATION Park of the event.
This is the first time the almost two decades old FELABRATION is showcasing at the London Carnival. This World rated annual Festival for the celebration of the Life, Times and Music of FELA, comes alive at the 2017 NOTTING HILL Carnival to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the passing away of FELA.
The FELABRATION PARK at NOTTING HILL, will also parade the famous Femi KUTI’s Positive Force Dancers and a host of renowned Afrobeat Dancers worldwide, all choreographed by dance star and founder/executive producer of FELABRATION, Yeni Kuti.
Some Afrobeat bands from across the globe, are also expected to appear at the FELABRATION PARK of the event.
The FELABRATION 2017 promises to be the biggest and the best so far. Plans have been concluded by members of the Organising Committee, to introduce new awesome contents to this year’s event.
“A Life In A Day”, a Tourists walk through FELA’S life route, is one of the unprecedented addition to this year’s festival. There is also an Afrobeat Dancing Competition as well as A FELA Arts Competition. The artistes line up for the FELABRATION this year reads like a who is who in world music. Preparations are in top gear to make this historic event a memorable one.
The Carnival at NOTTING HILL, is indeed the beginning of what promises to be an unforgettable FELABRATION 2017 Festival.