THE OFFICIAL SITE OF MOVEMENT OF THE PEOPLE

Movement Of The People

Movement of the People performs the music and songs of the late Nigerian musician, singer, composer and political activist Fela Kuti.

As a pioneer of the popular Afrobeat sound, Fela Kuti is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

Borrowing its name from Fela's self-created political party, Movement of the People features a diverse collection of Vermont musicians. Under the direction of tenor saxophonist Zach Tonnissen, This ensemble is a virtual who's who of Vermont music with its members hailing from 15 years of Vermont music history and Vermont bands.

Movement of the People approach each show with a dedication to the spirit of Fela's messages of democracy and freedom and commitment to the power and joy within the music.

M.O.P hails from nearly two decades of the VT music experience:
ViperHouse | D'Moja | Magic City | Made in Iron | Viscus | Amapola | Money Jungle | Sara Grace and The Suits | Hadestown | Ekis | Bootyjuice | Mr. Dooley | The Limes | Evan Crandell and The Too Hot Too Handle | Vermont Jazz Ensemble | Ensemble V | TALA | New Nile Orchestra | Chris Norman Ensemble | Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra | And Many More...




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Brian Boyes Trumpet
Zach Tonnissen Tenor Sax
Luke LaPlant Bari Sax
Tom Morse Trumpet
Brandon Klarich Lead Vocals
Andrew Suits Drums
Simeon Chapin Percussion
Dillion Zahner Percussion
Giovanni Rovetto Bass
Max Bronstein Guitar
Jay Ekis Guitar
Sara Grace Vocals
Morgan Klarich Vocals