Events & Tickets

Classic Album Sundays presents Fela Kuti ‘Zombie’ & ‘Gentleman’

November’s album of the month will feature an extra special double bill of Fela Kuti with his albums ‘Zombie’ and ‘Gentleman’ with twelve events worldwide!

Throughout his life, Fela contended that AfroBeat was a modern form of danceable, African classical music with an urgent message for the planet’s denizens. Created out of a cross-breeding of Funk, Jazz, Salsa and Calypso with Juju, Highlife and African percussive patterns, it was to him a political weapon.

a1292260718_10

Fela refused to bow to the music industry’s preference for 3-minute tracks, nor did he buckle under entreaties to moderate his overwhelmingly political lyrics. He went down in 1997 still railing against the consumerist gimmicks that taint pop music, with the aim, he felt, of promoting and imposing homogeneous aesthetic standards worldwide, thereby inducing passivity.

da00cf57561949fcad292f3fadb09fa3

The fact that AfroBeat is today globally winning hearts in its original form – lengthy, ably crafted, earthy compositions laced with explicitly political lyrics – suggests that Fela’s purgatory on earth may have served to awaken a sensibility in people to appreciate authenticity and substance.

170804154908-fela-kuti-fo-orig-00000000-full-169

Join us to hear this incredible music as never before on one of our world class audiophile soundsystems.

London

Time & Date: Sunday November 5th 16:00 – 19:00

Venue: Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AE

Tickets: £10 in advance here

Presenter: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC CartridgeRega P9 TurntableRega IOS Phono Stage Audio Note Jinro Integrated AmpChord Signature Speaker CableChord Signature Tuned Aray interconnectsISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner and Klipschorn Loudspeakers

New York City

Date and Time: Sunday November 19th 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Venue: Magick City, 37 Box Street, Brooklyn NY 11222

Tickets: $10 in advance here

Presenters: Paul Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch (Love Injection Magazine)

Audio Menu: Rega Exact MM CartridgeRega P9 TurntableAudio Note UK pre-amplification and power amplificationAudioQuest Interconnects and cabling, Klipschorn LoudspeakersKlipsch SW-115 Subwoofers

Miami

Date and Time: Sunday 19th November 2017 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Venue: Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

Tickets: $6 in advance soon

Presenter: Lauren Reskin – Sweat Records

Audio Menu: Audio Note T1 TurntableAudio Note 1Q1 cartridgeAudio Note M2 Phono PreamplifierAudio Note Conqueror SET AmplifierDeja Vu Audio Custom Genoa Vintage SpeakersAudio Note Lexus Cables

Sydney

Date and Time: Sunday November 12th, 5 to 8 pm

Venue: The World Bar

Tickets: $15 at the door or in advance soon students/seniors half price soon

Presenters: Jim Poe (Bondi Beach Radio)

Audio Menu: Turntable: Rega RP6, Cartridge: Rega Exact, Amp: Accuphase E-202 Integrated Amplifier, Speakers: Klipsch Heresy, Subs: Klipsch R-10SW

Amsterdam

Date: Sunday November 19th 2 – 5pm

Venue: Doka, Wibautstraat 150 (basement Volkshotel)

Tickets:  €10 in advance here, more on the door.

Presenter: Femke Dekker

Audio Menu: Acoustic Signature Challenger Mk3 turntableAcoustic Signature TA-1000 tonearmOrtofon SPU Royal N MC cartridgeAir Tight 300B amplifierAvantgarde Acoustic Duo XD loudspeakers in Pearl White, Furutech cables and power conditioning

Birmingham

Date and Time: November 26th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Venue: Cherry Red’s Cafe Bar, 88-92 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BN

Tickets: £5 in advance here

Presenter: Chris Watkiss and Raj Jassal with special guest Lekan Babalola (Fela Kuti political protege)

Audio Menu: Turntable: J.Sikora – Initial, Turntable Arm: Kuzma  – Stogi S12, 12 inch tonearm, Cartridge: Audio Technica – ART 9 Moving Coil, Speakers: hORNS – Mummy, Mono Block Amplifiers: Ming Da Dynasty – Cavatina, Pre-Amplifier: Audio Detail – Chela- 4, Phonostage: Audio Detail – NV-08 Navistar, Mains Conditioner: Gigawatt PC–3 EVO , Speaker Cables: Skogrand – Tchaikovsky, Interconnects: Albedo Solid ,Mains Cables: KBL & Albedo.

Audio Menu supplied by: Malvern Audio Research &  GPoint Audio

Washington DC

Date and Time: Sunday 19th November 2017 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Venue: Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2477 18th St NW, Washington DC 20009

Tickets: $5 in advance here

Presenter: Joe Lapan and Tosin

Audio Menu provided by Audioism.

REGA Planar 3 turntable with Elys MM CartridgeREGA Fono MM Phono PreampAudioism MicroZOTL Preamp (David Berning Design), Audioism Venue-Class Playback SystemXcilica HD System ProcessorAudioism ZOTL Amplifiers (David Berning Design), Class AB Hybrid Amplification for Subs, WyWires Audio Interconnects

Fukuoka

Date: Sunday November 26th, 8pm to 11pm

Venue: Desiderata Fukuoka 1-15-3, 3F Imaizumi Chuo-ku Fukuoka 810-0014 Japan

Tickets: ¥1,000  – email: info@desiderata.jp

Presenter: Masuo (Lighthouse Records founder / CAS Fukuoka) & Wataru Sato

Audio Menu: Klipschorn LoudspeakersMark Levinson 23.5L Power AmplifierMark Levinson No.26 PreamplifierPioneer Exclusive P3 turntableKoetsu Cartridge and Stepup Trans.

Oslo

Date and Time: Sunday November 12th 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Venue: Kulturhuset LAB

Tickets: 60/120NOK online here

Presenters: Kent Horne with Dele Sosimi, former bandleader of Fela’s Egypt’80

Audio Menu installed by Duet AudioCartridge: Dynavector XX2 MK2Turntable: Dr. Feickert BlackbirdTone arm: Jelco750 LB 12″Preamp: 4 x Monoblocks Auralic Merak 2x800WIntegrated Amp with phono stage: Ayon AurisLoudspeakers: Piega Classic 80.2Interconnects: Midas Reference SiljeSpeaker Cable: Midas Reference SiljePower Conditioner: Isol-8.

Stavanger

Time & Date: Sunday November 26th 2pm – 4pm

Venue: Kunsthall Stavanger, Madlaveien 33, 4009 Stavanger, Norway

Tickets: 50 Nok in advance here

Presenter: Tarjei Nygård

Audio Menu supplied by Spaceworld Soundgarden

Turntable – Electrocompaniet Ecg-1 Platespiller – Sort, Pre-Amp – Electrocompany Ecp2 Riaa, Amp – Electrocompany EC4.8 Preamplifier, Mono Block – Electrocompany AW600 Nemo Monoblock, Loudspeakers – Electrocompaniet The Nordic Tone Model 1 Gulvstående Høyttaler

Colorado Springs

Date and Time: Sunday November 19th 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Venue: Local Relic, 320 S Weber St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, USA

Tickets: $5 in advance here

Presenter: Chris O’Shea

Audio Menu supplied by The Music Room Colorado:

Speakers: YG Acoustics Carmel 2, Turntable: Rega Planar 3 TT, Preamplifier: Croft Acoustics Micro 25 Amplifier: Rega Maia 3, Cables; Analysis Plus and The Chord Company.

Berlin

Date & Time: Sunday November 26th

3.30pm open, 4pm talk, 5pm listening session, 8pm end

Venue: Muting the Noise GmbH Blücherstraße 22, 10961 Berlin

Tickets: 5 € in advance here, 7 € on the door

Presenter: Christine Kakaire and Florian Sievers

Audio menu: Klipschorn speakers, Klipsch R-115SW subwoofer, Sovereign Glory amplifier, Technics Direct Drive Turntable System SL-1200G, Nagaoka DJ Grado cartridge

Posted on:

Leave a Reply