Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (first Show)


LINE-UP: Oluwa Senn Anikulapo-Kuti / Lead vocal, Alto Tajudeen Lekan Animasahun / Keyboards, Adebowale Osunnibu / Bariton sax, Oyinade Adeniran /Tenor sax, Oladimeji Akinyele /Trumpet, Kunle Justice / Bass, Joy Opara / Vocal, Dancer, Iyabo Adeniran / Vocal, Dancer, David Obanyedo / Lead guitar, Alade Oluwagbemiga / Guitar, Ajayi Raimi Adebiyi / Drums, Kola Onasanya / Giant conga, Wale Toriola / Percussion, Okon Iyamba / Shekere
"The word from Lagos" reports the Observer, is that "Seun Kuti is the real deal, and recent live shows confirmed he's a natural, with all the sexy charisma you might have hoped for".


Seun Kuti, the son Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Nigeria's wildly inventive musical visionary and creator of Afrobeat, is an unstoppable force in Nigerian music. Singer, saxophonist and electrifying performer, Seun is an embodiment of his father's defiant spirit; his charisma, magnetic onstage presence, dance, music, voice, politics and of course the music; an electrifying fusion of traditional African rhythms with the big horn sounds of funk and jazz. Seun however, updates his father's style giving it a contemporary edge, yet never lets tradition down.


Seun Kuti has been at the helm of his of his father's legendary band, Egypt 80 for over twenty years (he first played with them at the age of eight), and it is with this band he performs six shows across three nights in this extraordinarily rare, intimate setting.


Described by Brian Eno as a "musical legend" , Seun presents music from his current release, 'A Long Way to the Beginning', produced by Blue Note award winning jazz man, Robert Glasper. Kuti's music, like his father's, targets social issues, jabbing at politicians, bankers and greed mongers with pointed lyrics . With Kuti's booming vocal stylings fueled by call-and-response hooks, breakneck tempos, kicking basslines, horn-riffing and combative, topical lyricism expect to be blown away by the passion, power and the fury of the incendiary Seun Kuti and the legendary Egypt 80.

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