The guitarist for the Deedle Deedle Dees, a Brooklyn band for "the whole family," passed by the Afropop office today with a poster for their "No No No! You Don't Have to..." concert coming up at the Knitting Factory on Saturday at 11AM. My interest was immediately piqued, as the performance is not only a celebration of Fela Kuti's protest songs, and will feature performers from FELA!, but will also feature Brooklyn preschoolers performing an original Fela-style protest song.
What do preschoolers have to protest, you ask? According to the Deedle Deedle Dees...people who hurt animals.
More information and tickets ($10 per person/$20 per family) at the Knitting Factory website.