By Ben Richmond, Afropop Worldwide

Afrobeat already takes a huge ensemble—you can find footage of Fela conducting Africa 70 into a lather before picking up his saxophone—and it fills such a huge sonic space that it’s hard to imagine space for more of anything. But Michael Olatuja, the London-born, Lagos, Nigeria-raised, New York-based bassist and bandleader, wanted to widen Afrobeat even further, to the scale of the big screen and the Great White Way. See the full premier here.

 

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