Philharmonie de Paris | Exhibition

Fela Anikulapo-Kuti - Afrobeat rebellion

from 20 October 2022 to 11 June 2023

221 avenue Jean Jaurès - 75019 Paris

La Villette - 19e Arrondissement

Philharmonie de Paris, musiques actuelles, Paris © William Beaucardet


Fela Kuti, inventor of afrobeat, was also a thinker inspired by the Pan-Africanism of Malcom X and Cheikh Anta Diop and a citizen musician against injustice.

Fela Kuti denounced the corruption of the elites and neo-colonialism in both his lyrics and his speeches, and has left an international musical and political legacy. From his home in Kalakuta Republic, a suburb of Lagos, the artist made powerful statements, accompanied by his family and members of his band. The exhibition traces his intellectual journey to understand the source and development of Afrobeat from the man who described music as « the weapon of the future ».

Tel. 01 44 84 44 84


All public

Prices and times

From 11am to 6pm

From €6 to €10 Free for children under 16

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Philharmonie de Paris

221 avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris

  • Subway - Porte de Pantin
  • Tram - Porte de Pantin - Parc de la Villette
  • Bus - 75, 151

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

- Physical disability: places available with prior booking.
- Visual disability: tactile maps, information with raised text, audio description.
- Hearing disability: magnetic loop, lip reading, audio guide.
- Mental disability: workshops, talks.

20% discount for disabled individuals, 30% for a group for concerts and shows (free access to the permanent collection and the exhibitions for disabled visitors and their accompanying person). Contact: or telephone +33 (0) 1 44 84 44 84.

Venue tested and approved in 2015 by 'Paris en fauteuil roulant' ('Paris in a wheelchair'):

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