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7/30/2004 5:27:24 PM

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The Feladay event, a production of African Shrine Productions and co-sponsored by the United African Congress has being moved to a new date. Friday, October 15th 2004.

We apologize for the inconvenience this might cause our supporters. This event remains the most pivotal demonstration of Africans resolve to bring attention to a devastating AIDS disease in our communities. We look forward to your support and participation on Friday, October 15th at the same location, Fort Green Park. All artistes and performances and activities formally scheduled remain. As you might know October 15th is Fela's birthday. we'll be celebrating his life, his music, his activist cause, and bring a world-wide attention to the disease (AIDS) that ended his life.

African Shrine Entertainment Productions  & United African Congress, Inc.
Presents -
it's 1st Annual AFRiCAN AIDS AWARENESS CONCERT
In honor of FELA ANiKULAPO - KUTi
www.feladay.com
Friday October 15th @FORT GREENE PARK BKLYN, NY  (Including Reggae, Hip Hop, and African artists)

Nigerian entrepreneur and close friend of the Fela and the Kuti family. Ogugua Iwelu has chosen to produce a free concert on August 2nd 2004 in Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park, in remembrance of the death of Nigerian band leader and political activist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and in an effort to help increase HIV/AIDS awareness among African-American and African immigrants living in the New York City tri-state area. This concert is being used as a conduit between local health organizations and our perspective concert audience of local African immigrants; and will be televised live in Nigeria via AIT (Nigerian based network). The goal of the concert is to provide a day of activities for children-adults; socialization, medical awareness and services, there will also be special guest performances from various West African artists as well as a first time screening of the South African documentary on Brenda Fasse's life. The proceeds from this concert will go to the production budget and towards supporting the work of charitable organizations promoting AIDS awareness and education in disadvantage communities.

Special Guest Performance
Roy Ayers, Seun Kuti, 2-Face, Sultan Sound, Ruggedman, African China, Gabby, Jeremiah, Somi, Kaleta, Kofo Wonderman, Siji, Baba Jagun, Asiko, Femm Nameless, Daddy Showkey, Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble, Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra, Jaiye Aboderin, Steady Bongo, Empire Isis & More,
Invited Nigerian Actors: Aki & Paw Paw, Stephanie Okereke, Stella Damascus Aboderin, Desmond Elliot, Ramsey Noah, Ms. Genevieve Nnaji, Shola Showbowale, Mr. Nkem Owoh, Taiwo Hassan, Ope Aiyeola, Mobolaji Amushun
Invited DJ: Funmi Ononaye (W. Africa), Rich Medina (House), DJ Eddy (S. African) & DJ Soul Selector (Reggae), DJ. D-Nice (Hip-Hop)
Special Movie Presentation:
A Brenda Fassie Audio-Visual Dedication & Fela's Burial video.

Who is Fela Anikulapo Kuti?
By the year 1972 Fela Kuti had become one of the biggest stars in West Africa; both musically and politically. Having launched the Nigerian based Afro-Beat band Afrika 70 (which was later renamed Egypt 80) his music not only addressed the many issues facing African Anglophone countries but it also later served to bridge the gap between Africans and African-Americans. Using broken English and a West African fusion of conscious pop lyrics, jazz and funky African dance rhythms Fela spent most of his life championing the rights of the common man in s

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