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Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 at SFJazz, San Francisco

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Seun Kuti and Egypt 80
San Francisco, California
June 19, 2014

A popular aphorism maintains that “the apple never falls fall from the tree." That certainly holds true for Seun Kuti, the son of the legendary saxophonist, songwriter, social activist and political rebel Fela Kuti. The roots run deep. While apples ...


Seun Kuti and Egypt 80: Spring U.S. Tour

NEW TOUR INCLUDES APPEARANCES AT COACHELLA, SXSW, NOLA JAZZ AND MORE After a whirlwind summer 2011 tour, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 return this spring on a mammoth cross country tour—taking in 30+ dates across the breadth and width of the US—distinguished by the variety of venues and events in the tour schedule, with shows in the clubs, ...


Kongsberg Jazz Festival, July 6-9, 2011

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Kongsberg Jazz Festival
Kongsberg, Norway
July 6-9, 2011
By now, it's a self-evident truth that Norway has become something of a hot spot on the global jazz map... again. This is hardly a late-breaking news sensation, given the long arc of jazz lore and fanaticism and support systems in place in this Scandinavian corner, ...


The Rise of Seun Kuti

The Rise of Seun Kuti

By Dennis Cook Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 begin their U.S. tour today, July 13, in Solano Beach, CA. Find the full itinerary here. In many ways it does not that Seun Kuti is the youngest son of Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti. Such is Seun's naked passion, political uprightness, musical swing and humanitarian spirit that he'd be a ...


Part 18 - Seun Kuti talks about From Africa With Fury: Rise

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Seun Kuti's From Africa With Fury: Rise, the follow-up to the ferocious Many Things (Tot Au Tard, 2008), is under starter's orders--and Afrobeat Diaries' sneak preview attests that it's a monster, a stone delight of epic proportions.

Produced by Brian Eno with John Reynolds and Kuti, with additional input from dub wizard Godwin ...


Seun Kuti and Fela's Egypt 80: Many Things

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Few musical styles have been so completely defined by their originator as Afrobeat has been by the Nigerian singer, songwriter, band leader, saxophonist, organist, club and record company operator, polemicist and agitator, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Since Kuti's death in 1997, few musician's other than Kuti's drummer in Afrika 70, Tony Allen, have stepped forward convincingly to ...