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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Afrobeat in Action--Seun Kuti at The 9:30 Club in Washington DC!!!

By Kenny Eaton

Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 will be playing at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on Monday July 7th at 7:00PM. Seun is of course the son of of the late, great Fela Kuti, who started the genre of Afrobeat-- mixing West African funk and American jazz into an unmistakable collage of dance, melody, and culture. Seun Kuti,follows in the trailblazing aspirations of his father--developing Afrobeat musically, culturally, and politically. He's reassembled key members of Fela's earth-shaking band and is making a powerful impact by updating a classic sound in his own innovative way.

For those dedicated readers of the Afrofunk Music Forum, you might have read a blog I wrote a while back on Seun and Fela Kuti. It gives a nice perspective into the Kuti family's history of music making and its lasting effects on the world.

Do not miss this incredible opportunity to witness the Kuti heritage in action. Check out Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on July 7th. It's an all ages show. The 9:30 Club is located at 815 V St, and tickets can be purchased for $25 at the 9:30 Club, or via Yeah Yeah!

1 comment:

  1. what exactly is seun kuti doing? ca someone please tell me? i am not asking-what is fela doing with seun's body.