Fela Kuti, who spoke out against corruption, injustice and the many problems affecting Nigeria and all of Africa.
His son Femi recently performed on Morning Becomes Eclectic and Seun comes to town next week for a free show at Grand Performances in Downtown LA, sponsored by KCRW and hosted by DJ Garth Trinidad.
Seun is considered the torchbearer and soul-incarnate of Fela and will be bringing the famous Egypt 80 Band for an evening of funky, soulful, driving African rhythms. He is celebrating the release of his latest album,”From Africa with Fury: Rise”, which has been among the most played albums here at the station for weeks.
p.s.: NPR’s Banning Eyre did a fascinating story on the sytlistic differences between Femi and Seun.
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Tour Dates
07.13.11 – Belly Up – San Diego, CA
07.15.11 – Grand Performances – Los Angeles, CA
07.16.11 – Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
07.17.11 – Reggae On The River – Garberville, CA
07.20.11 – Artown – Reno, NV
07.22.11 – Celebrate Brooklyn – Brooklyn, NY
07.23.11 – Grassroots Festival – Trumansburg, NY
07.24.11 – Hillside Festival – Guelph, ON
07.27.11 – SOB’s – New York, NY
07.29.11 – Manuel Artime Theater – Miami, FL
07.30.11 – Floydfest – Floyd, VA