Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Waterfront Park /// FREE

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Seun Kuti is the youngest son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. He has spent most of his life preserving and extending his father's political and musical legacy, joining his Fela on stage since he was 9 years old and eventually fulfilling his father's wishes to take up the mantle as leader of Egypt 80, which he has helmed since Fela's passing in 1997. Along the way, Seun began to add his own twist to the music, digging deep into various African traditions to reflect the continent's struggles and cultures. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 have toured the globe relentlessly, often playing multi-hour shows that are as heavy on group improvisation as they are on composition. The music never deviates from the overtly political. He has also collaborated with luminaries such as Brian Eno, Black Thought, Talib Kweli, Madlib, and Janelle Monáe. 


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