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The-Fontanelles

When the final curtain fell in 2011 for the London production of Fela! The Musical, the original band that wowed audiences and backed the production decided to continue on. But this time the would not just play the politically charged Afro Beat music that Kuti was so well known for, but their own music. This was the birth of The Fontanelles. Carrying the spirit of Fela with them, they worked on original material that contained Ska, Reggae, Ethio-Jazz, film scores, Nigerian master, Dub, and Afro Beat influences. Picked up by First Word Records, The Fontanelles are their newest signing to the label. These twelve very unique musicians have collectively played with the likes of Tony Allen , Africa Express, Plan B, Soothsayers, Johnny Clarke, Courtney Pine and Adele, John Legend, Tom Jones, Keziah Jones, Soothsayers, Jazz Jamaica, McCoy Tyner, Barry White, Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA, Massive Attack , Keziah…

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