Fela Kuti son kicks up a live storm

Reviews of the Seun Kuti live shows with Egypt 80 in North America have been very good, with reviewers again welcoming the arrival of a massive Afro-Beat band led by the son of the iconic Fela Kuti (not that anyone has forgotten his other son Femi yet). “The band was the most important thing in my father’s life,” says his youngest son Seun. “I didn’t want it to die.” Seun seems a bit overwhelmed by the response, or a little mis-informed. “Before my father’s death, it was only (Africans) who listened to Afro beat, but right now it is a global phenomenon,” he told AFP. Really? I’m sure I’m not the only that attended Fela’s concerts in major venues across the globe.

Click through for the upcoming dates in Europe

July 28
Nuits du Sud
Vence, France

August 4
Festival du chant marin
Paimpol, France

August 9
Fiest’à Sète
Sète, France

August 12
Festival du Bout du Monde
Crozon, France

November 2
Festival des Libertés
Brussels, Belgium

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