Screen Shot 2014-05-20 at 12.54.40 PMThe Macon Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on Tuesday, May 20, at 6:00pm, will present “From The Mother Continent to the Planet,” a birthday commemoration event for El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, also known to the world as “Malcolm X.”

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One person greatly inspired by Malcolm X’s legacy was AfroBeat innovator Fela Anikulapo Kuti. On Tuesday, the library and Lincoln Center Local HD will explore the impact Malcolm X had on Fela, in a broadcast of Red Hot + FELA LiVE! 

Following the screening, Sahr Nguajah, original star of the Tony Award-winning FELA! On Broadway will lead a Q&A. Also, Broadway dancer Iris Wilson, another original FELA! cast member, will lead participants in a high-energy AfroBeat Body dance workshop.

All are welcome!

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