The Craig Fahle Show

Maija Garcia, Creative Director for FELA!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fela Anikulapo Kuti was the socially conscious Nigerian musician and creator of Afrobeat music. He’s also the central figure in the Broadway hit, FELA! Hailed as explosive and energetic, the musical garnered 11 Tony nominations and three Tony Awards including one for Best Choreography. WDET’s Martina Guzman recently paid a visit to Maija Garcia, the Metro Detroiter who became the Creative Director for FELA. Garcia helped shape the dance style for the production that would become a sensation.

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