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In partnership with Detroit's Music Hall

His story inspired a nation. His music inspires the world. FELA! tells the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, whose soulful Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation.

Motivated by his mother, a civil rights champion, he defied a corrupt and oppressive military government and devoted his life and music to the struggle for freedom and human dignity.

FELA! is a triumphant tale of courage, passion, and love, featuring Fela Kuti’s captivating music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony Award-winner Bill T. Jones.

UMS is delighted to work in partnership with Music Hall in Detroit to bring the Tony Awardwinning, critically acclaimed musical FELA! to UMS audiences. The production had a successful 18-month run on Broadway and is currently in an open-ended run in London, with a multi-city American tour in 2012. For one performance in this three-week Detroit run, Music Hall is offering UMS audiences the very best seats on the main floor and in the mezzanine.

UMS is arranging luxury coach transportation for an additional $10 per person from a location in Ann Arbor to Detroit. To order, call the UMS Ticket Office at 734-763-3100 or visit

UMS subscribers and donors may order by phone, in person, or online now; all other seats are available for purchase beginning Saturday, October 1, 2011.

Please Note: UMS Is only holding tickets for the Sunday, February 19 matinee; all other performances will be available through Music Hall beginning October 1. Seats assigned in the order received.
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When and Where

Off Campus Location - Detroit Music Hall

February 2012

3:00pm - 5:30pm

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