Fela! the Concert
CHOP AND QUENCH, “The Fela! Band”, is comprised of members of the cast and band of FELA! the musical. Individually, the musicians are some of the finest in New York, having performed with The Roots, India Arie, Elvis Costello, and many others. Lead singer Sahr Ngaujah was nominated for a TONY Award for his performance in the Broadway show and has been featured on film and television. As a unit, the band has gotten to accompany performers such as Beyonce, Femi Kuti, and Angelique Kidjo. Known for their straightforward performances of classic Fela Kuti compositions, they have branched out, bringing their own original music to the stage. After performing around the world, they recently performed at the Sundance Film Festival in conjunction with the premier of Alex Gibney’s film “Finding Fela”. They are now back home in New York preparing new material to take into the studio for their first recording since the Fela! Broadway cast recording, and looking forward to starting a weekly Monday night residency at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn.
Hailing from Inglewood, CA, singer, songwriter, and producer, Tiffany Gouché, has scaled her way to the forefront of the Soul and R&B scene. Equipped with her full-bodied melodies, Tiffany’s Pillow Talk EP (2015) and dual single release “Dive” (2017) turned the industry on their ears with a robust epilogue of audacious tales—garnering Gouché praise and accolades from music’s elite.
Described by Billboard as purely heartfelt and soul-warming, the knob-twiddling multi-instrumentalist has been blazing the scene collaborating, touring and sharing stages with a myriad of artists, including: .Anderson Paak, Solange, Ty Dolla $ign, Jill Scott, Jay Rock, Little Simz, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Kehlani, and Kelela.
Having produced for artists like Lalah Hathaway and SiR, Tiffany Gouché helms a sound that brings an unapologetic authenticity and uniqueness to music. Her nostalgic, yet futuristic-soul takes on a hip-hop flow, while giving room for innovation in the form of R&B.
Anyone that has ever experienced Tiffany Gouché will testify that she knows no ceilings both on and off stage. The FADER explains how “her lyrics about thrilling rendezvous and sticky situations feel up-close and multi-dimensional.” To no surprise, in 2017, Tiffany toured over 50 dates globally, including 12 shows throughout Europe. This year, Tiffany sold out her headlined return to London, and was warmly received at her debut headline in Berlin (Germany).
Most recently lending vocals and productions to 5x GRAMMY Award winner Lalah Hathaway for Ms. Hathaway’s Honestly album (2017), Tiffany has not only been able to create a sound of her own but more notably a sound that is sought after by some of our most respected legends. Tiffany was also featured on the GRAMMY-nominated album, Velvet Portraits, by longtime collaborator, Terrace Martin.
Tiffany plans to release her debut LP this year, and it is self-evident that it will only raise her stock as a triple-threat and a performer.
Nnamdi Moweta (born March 27, 1958), is a radio personality, music
producer, music supervisor, music promoter and consultant. He is the host
of Radio Afrodicia, a radio show on KPFK, a listener-sponsored radio
station based in Los Angeles, California. With an audience of approximately
50,000 listeners weekly, Moweta is the only African-born radio host in Los
Angeles, California. In 2011, Moweta was featured on Reuters Africa
Journal segment about African DJs in the United States.
Moweta is recognized by UCLA's ethnomusicology program as an expert in
the field of African and African-influenced music—he has served as a
panelist for UCLA's annual ethnomusicology conferences which attempt to
educate the public about global arts and cultures
Originally from Jos Plateau State Nigeria, Moweta grew up in Jos, Minna,
Kano and Lagos. He speaks Igbo and Yoruba fluently and is Igbo. In 1978,
Moweta came to the US to study film-making at the San Francisco Art
Institute. He moved to Los Angeles in 1982 and established himself as a
DJ, music supervisor, consultant, manager, and event promoter. In 1983,
Moweta received a grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs in Los
Angeles to host an eight-week segment about the origins of rap music. The
program aired on KPFK that year and afterwards, Moweta was asked by
KPFK to host a weekly show and subsequently, Radio Afrodicia began
broadcasting on June 21, 1995.
Moweta currently hosts Radio Afrodicia, which features both internationally-
known and new musicians. Moweta has interviewed well-known artists
such as Fela Kuti, Seun Kuti, Femi Kuti, Baaba Maal, Papa
Wemba, Youssou N'Dour, Asa and Fally Ipupa. For over twenty years,
Moweta has increased the US exposure of African artists such as Fela
Kuti, King Sunny Adé, Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe, Koffi Olomide,
Moweta said, "I've been doing this show for almost 15 years. The concept
is bringing music from Africa into the Western world into the African world
because music from Africa is pretty large and big. We live in a diverse city,
Los Angeles; we have Cubans, you have Brazilians, you have Jamaicans
you know."  Radio Afrodicia plays a blend of a wide range of African-
influenced sounds including: Afro-beat, Afro-Pop, Bachata, Soukous, Hi-
Life, Rumba (Congolese and Cuban), Salsa (African and Latin American),
Samba, and Soca. The show not only highlights musicians performing in all
regions of Africa, but also features African musicians performing in other
areas of the world and non-African musicians who draw upon African
traditions for their musical inspiration.
For several years, Moweta has promoted and supported local events in Los
Angeles that educate the public about African culture and music. One of his
largest and longest-running events was the African Village Festival held at
the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. From 1997-2003, Moweta
produced the annual African Village Festival, which showcased music from
all over Africa, Brazil, and Cuba.  The Festival had a significant
impact on the popularity of African music in Los Angeles, in that performers
such as Papa Wemba steadily gained a U.S. following. International
artists such as M'bilia Bel, Kanda Bongo Man, Papa Wemba, Diblo Dibala,
and Madilu System all were featured performers for the festival.
Music producer and manager
In 1995, Moweta managed Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe, the Nigerian
performer who rose to international fame as the leading contributor of
African popular music, known as highlife.Moweta oversaw Osadebe's
four-month concert tour of North America and co-produced four of
Osadebe's CDs with Andy Frankel, two of which, Kedu America and Club
América, were released in 1996.
In 2008, Moweta was the music supervisor for the winner of eight
international film festival awards, Kassim the Dream. The documentary is
about Kassim Ouma, Ugandan child soldier became IBF Light
Middleweight Champion in 2004. Later, in 2009, Moweta again lent his
talents to film, and was the music supervisor for 40, a Turkish film that
casts both Turkish and African actors.
For several years, beginning in 1984, Moweta managed a stable of fighters
called the "Warrior Family from Africa." The stable included Prince Mama
Mohammed  from Ghana who fought for the WBC Light Heavyweight
World Title Championship in December 1985. Mohammed ended his career
with 30 wins, 3 losses, and 2 draws. Moweta's stable also included
Nigerian welterweight, Young Dick Tiger, the nephew of former world
middleweight champion Dick Tiger.
In 2011, Moweta interviewed Nigerian boxer, Samuel Peter, before Peter's
world heavyweight title challenge against Wladimir Klitschko for the Africa
Channel's sports documentary, Boxing Before the Bell.  Moweta also
interviewed world-renowned boxing trainer, Freddie Roach, and Lateef
Kayode, another Nigerian boxer for Boxing Before the Bell.
Moweta is an interviewer/commentator for several international news
programs, including BBC Africa's sports show, Fast Track, The Voice of
America's African sports show, and Network Africa, a BBC morning show
that discusses current trends in African music. Additionally, Moweta
covers Hollywood news for the BBC evening program Africa World.