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Spread Love FELABRATION!!! Tuesday - Saturday, October 13 - 17, 2015 - Atlanta

SPREAD LOVE

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 10:30 AM - Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 4:00 AM (EDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
TUESDAY, OCT 13 @ 10:30 AM -- Family Story Time @ Southwest Library -- FREE W/ RSVP   more info Ended Free $0.00
TUESDAY, OCT 13 @ 6 PM -- "Black To Our Roots" Film Screening w/ HABESHA, Inc. @ Southwest Library -- FREE W/ RSVP   more info Ended Free $0.00
WEDNESDAY, OCT 14 @ 6 PM -- African "Vinyl Night" @ Studio No. 7 -- -- FREE W/ RSVP   more info Ended Free $0.00
THURSDAY, OCT 15 @ 7 PM -- "The Last Song Before The War" Film Screenng @ Hammonds House Museum -- FREE W/ RSVP   more info Ended Free $0.00
FRIDAY, OCT 16 @ 7 PM -- "DIASPORA DIALOGUES" @ The Rialto -- ADVANCE TICKETS   more info Ended $15.00 $1.37
SATURDAY, OCT 17 @ 10 PM @ Star Theater-- "8TH ANNUAL FELABRATION PARTY" feat. RICH MEDINA, DJ KEMIT, MARK HINES, DJ AUSAR & MORE! -- ADVANCE TICKETS   more info Ended $20.00 $1.49
"FELABRATIONATL" WEEKEND DAY PASS -- FRI, OCT 16 & SAT, OCT 17   more info Ended $30.00 $1.74

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For ten years and counting, Spread Love has been your source for the most soulful, funk-filled musical vibes and artistic expressions from around the globe! The 8th Annual Spread Love #FELABRATIONATL will be one for the record books!

Packed with fresh new African experiences... in ATL! Films. Forums. Fashion. Future. FELA!



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OCT - 13 - 17  |  Atlanta

Felabration is an annual international celebration dedicated to the promotion of Afrobeat Music and of African Culture, and to the commemoration of the life, music and legacy of Warrior Poet and Creator of Afrobeat, FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI.

As the creator of Afrobeat, social critic, political activist and champion of the underprivileged as well as a philosopher of his own political ideologue, Fela is still today a hero to millions for his contributions to society. 

Felabrations are generally held in October around the world -- Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Brazil, France, and of course... across the US and right here in Atlanta!

Felabration annual festivities of music and arts commemorate the life and times of Africa's best known musical icon, the late, great Fela Anikulakpo Kuti.

And best of all, we've added several FREE events to the 2015 Felabration festivities!!

This year Atlanta's Felabration events begin on Tuesday, October 13th and culminate with the largest Fela Kuti tribute in the US -- this year the Spread Love musical tribute to Fela Anikulapo Kuti will happen on Saturday, October 17th!


Info: 866.286.8405 // spreadlove.us

 


 

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13  *  DAY EVENT

 FAMILY STORTY TIME @ SOUTHWEST LIBRARY -- TUE, OCT 13 @ 10:30 AM -- FREE W/ RSVP

Children will move and learn, enjoy listening to an exciting story, songs, finger plays and creative FELABRATION theme-related activities.

DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015.
TIME: 10:30 AM. 
LOCATION: Southwest Branch - Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System. 
ADDRESS: Cascade Crossing, 3665 Cascade Rd, Atlanta, GA 30331. 
LIBRARY PHONE: (404) 699-6363. 
COST: FREE w/ RSVP. Reservation required for group of 10 or more. 

SUGGESTED AUDIENCE: All Ages.

ABOUT THE STORY TELLER:  Brother Salim is a dancer, storyteller, and spoken word artist. He specializes in traditional and original folktales with a hint of percussion along with a little song and dance.

 



 

 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13  *  EVENING EVENT

 "BLACK TO OUR ROOTS" FILM SCREENING  @ SOUTHWEST LIBRARY  -- TUE, OCT 13 @ 6 PM  -- FREE W/ RSVP

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 "BLACK TO OUR ROOTS" Film Screening & Reception Includes Q & A with HABESHA, Inc. following the film. 

DATE: Tuesday, October 13.
TIME: 6:00 pm.
LOCATION:  Atlanta-Fulton Public Library (Southwest Branch).
ADDRESS: Cascade Crossing, 3665 Cascade Rd, Atlanta, GA 30331.
LIBRARY PHONE: (404) 699-6363.
COST: FREE w/ RSVP.
SUGGESTED AUDIENCES: All Ages.

ABOUT THE FILM: "BLACK TO OUR ROOTS" (52 Minutes). Living in a housing project in Atlanta, Georgia, 17-year-old Sylvia Dorsey is frustrated by the drug abuse and violence that surrounds her. Black To Our Roots is the inspirational story of the journey Sylvia takes to explore her ancestral home in Ghana in an attempt to escape the cycle of violence and poverty of her Atlanta neighborhood.

 


 

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14

  "VINYL NIGHT"  @ STUDIO NO. 7  -- WED, OCT 14 @ 6 PM -- FREE W/ RSVP

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BYOV!  AFRICAN VINYL NIGHT!!
DATE: Wednesday, October 14.
TIME: 6 pm - 11 pm.
LOCATION: Studio No. 7.  
ADDRESS: 393 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 30313.
VENUE PHONE:  (404) 549-9839.
VENUE WEBSITE: http://www.studiono7.com
COST: FREE w/ RSVP.
SUGGESTED AUDIENCES: All Ages.

ABOUT THE EVENT:  Dig in those crates and bring your best records. This is a special edition of Studio No. 7's Wednesday Vinyl Nights.  The vintage record player is set up so that you can play the records that move you the most.  And one of our favorite Afrobeat music selectors will surprise you with a short set of rare African vinyl gems in this really chill lounge atmosphere. The new hot spot for creatives, Studio No. 7 opened last year on Marietta Street in Downtown Atlanta. The studio space for visual, music and culinary artists houses an art gallery, test kitchen, bar and lounge. Studio No. 7 serves up an international menu with Latin and Asian-influenced small plates such as Thai beef salad, curry catfish tacos, Cuban pork dumplings and huevos rancheros with black beans, and something special for FELABRATION! This is the perfect night for dinner, cocktails and your favorite vinyl. Kitchen will be open from 5 - 10 pm.

 

 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15

 "THE LAST SONG BEFORE THE WAR" FILM SCREENING @ HAMMONDS HOUSE MUSEUM -- THU, OCT 15 @ 7 PM -- FREE W/ RSVP
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FREE FILM SCREENING & RECEPTION!!

DATE: Thursday, October 15.
TIME: 7 pm - 9 pm.
LOCATION: Hammonds House Museum.
ADDRESS: 503 Peeples Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.   
PHONE: (404) 612-0500.
VENUE WEBSITE: http://www.hammondshouse.org .

COST: FREE w/ RSVP.

SUGGESTED AUDIENCES: All Ages.

ABOUT THE FILM: (1 hr 30 min) The Last Song Before the War is a feature-length documentary that captures the inspiring rise and uncertain future of  Mali's annual Festival in the Desert. The Last Song Before the War chronicles the  2011 Festival - arguably the last edition that still captured its original goals - a global display of peace, reconciliation, and the healing power of music.

WATCH THE FILM PREVIEW: https://vimeo.com/121798526

 COME EARLY TO CHECK OUT THE HAMMOUNDS HOUSE MUSEUM EXHIBITS!  

 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16

"DIASPORA DIALOGUES" @ THE RIALTO  -- FRI, OCT 16 @ 7 PM -- ADVANCE TICKETS
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ROOTS. RHYTHM. DEEP. DOPE. DIASPORA DIALOGUES.

DATE: Friday, October 16.
TIME: 7 pm - 11 pm.
LOCATION: Rialto Center for the Arts.
ADDRESS: 80 Forsyth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.   
PHONE: (404) 413-9849.
TICKETS: $15 Advance Tickets /
$20 Day of Event.
TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE RIALTO.

SUGGESTED AUDIENCES: 21+ w/ Valid ID.

ABOUT THE EVENT:
DIASPORA DIALOGUES is a unique new, AfroJazz-inspired installation under the Spread Love #FELABRATIONATL — the 8th annual tribute to FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI in Atlanta.

On Friday, October 16, DIASPORA DIALOGUES will feature a pan-African evening of quick-fire talks by 3 of Atlanta’s most innovative makers, thinkers and dreamers.

DIASPORA DIALOGUES will be followed by a themed mixer for guests and press featuring live music performance by Shola Emmanuel AfroJazz Ensemble, dancers, drummers, diaspora DJ set, and signature cocktails by Blackwell Rum.

Featured Makers, Thinkers and Dreamers...

 

SHOLA EMMANUEL AFROJAZZ BAND   SHANEQUA GAY
Artist, The FAIR GAME Project
     
 
TENISIO SEANIMA 
DJ, Urban Farmer, HABESHA, INC.
  DJ KEMIT
Grammy-Nominated Producer / DJ / Spread Love


 

 
PHILIPPA KNOWLES
Former Miss Sierra Leone and Founder of Africa Fashion Week Atlanta, Africa Belle
 

DESHAWN JENKINS
Managing Director for Africa Atlanta

     
 

ATTALLAH SHABAZZ PAMOJA
Model/Creative/Educator

  AISHAH RASHIED HYMAN 
Television & Radio Producer / Spread Love 
     
HOSTED BY...    
 
PEARL FILS-AIME
Editor-In_Chief of PEARL Magazine & CEO of A Lady Named Pearl, LLC
  EL-MAHDI HOLLY-HAILE
Director of Partnerships & Corporate Engagement at Morehouse Atlanta Alumni

 


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

"8TH ANNUAL #FELABRATIONATL PARTY" feat. RICH MEDINA, DJ KEMIT, MARK HINES, DJ AUSAR, BAZAAR NOIR ARTISTS MARKET, DRUMMERS, DANCERS & MORE!  -- SAT, OCT 17 @ 10 PM - 2 AM
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EVERYBODY SAY "YEAH! YEAH!!!"  SPREAD LOVE FELABRATION IS BACK!!

LOCATION: **NEW** Atlanta location to be announced soon!

DATE: Saturday, October 17.  
TIME: 10 pm - 2 am. 
LOCATION: Star Theater. 
ADDRESS:  840 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310.
PHONE: (866) 286-8405. 
TICKETS: $20 Advance Tickets / 
$25 Day of Event.
TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE VENUE.

SUGGESTED AUDIENCES: 21+ w/ Valid ID.

Felabration is an annual international celebration dedicated to the promotion of Afrobeat Music and of African Culture, and to the commemoration of the life, music and legacy of Warrior Poet and Creator of Afrobeat, FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI.

Atlanta's #FELABRATIONATL will feature music sets by DJ Kemit, Rich Medina and DJ Ausar, plus live mixed video installation by Mark Hines, art exhibits, African drummers and dance performances, Bazaar Noir Artists Market and more!!!

Featured Performances...

 

RICH MEDINA   DJ AUSAR
   
DJ KEMIT    MARK HINES
   
BAZAAR NOIR ARTISTS MARKET    
 DRUMMERS, DANCERS & MORE!    
     
Have questions about Spread Love FELABRATION!!! Tuesday - Saturday, October 13 - 17, 2015 - Atlanta? Contact SPREAD LOVE

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 10:30 AM - Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 4:00 AM (EDT)


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SPREAD LOVE

 

SPREAD LOVE™ is a haven for lovers of soulful music, art, dance, and cultural expressiondance. Based in Atlanta, but with an international outlook, Spread Love expereinces attract more than 500 national and regional tastemakers, new and renowned artists, musicians and marketers who inform the content of the event series through social media conversations.  Spread Love fans come together to celebrate and honor the contributions of music innovators and creators of House, Soul, Hip Hop, Jazz, Pop, Afrobeat and more.  The mission of Spread Love is to entertain, engage and educate diverse audiences about the broad spectrum of music and culture often overlooked and under-promoted.  At Spread Love, music is always the focal point.  Spread Love event series features interactive art, spoken word, film and live music performances paying homage to music icons like Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Minnie Ripperton, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Al Greene, Teddy Pendergrass, Roy Ayers Tribute, Fela Kuti, “Golden Era” Hip Hop, Paradise Garage, Donny Hathaway.
 

You know those events that you were not fully aware of until you heard about it through a friend, or read about it through a write up or review? You know the ones you wish you would have experienced in person? The ones you count the days until the next installment or return? Well this, my friend, would definitely be that event.


 

 

 

 


Reviews...

"...if you're in the Atlanta area and have yet to make it to one of the monthly Spread Love events hosted by Kemit, then re-examine your life and your choices."  - Soul Bounce
 

"Spread Love, Not Hate - Lost Soul Finds Nu Groove at DJ Kemit's Monthly"  - Creative Loafing 
 

"How DJ Kemit Altered the Fabric of Atlanta's Club Music - Nightlife Fixture Reflects on Decades of DJing House and Hip Hop" - Creative Loafing

 

"Stevie Wonder Helps Spread Love in Atlanta" - Examiner

 

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Spread Love presents the 8th Annual Felabration 2015 PROMO Mix by Dj Kemit on Mixcloud

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