SOLD OUT: Seun Kuti and Egypt 80
“As a performer, Seun is far more of a chip off the old block than Femi, and with a gruffer and more streetwise sounding vocal delivery. And with his dad’s old band Egypt 80 behind him, he’s a force to be reckoned with.” —BBC
In 1991, nine-year old Seun Kuti awed a sold-out First Avenue audience as he performed a precociously defiant version of one of his father’s songs before Fela took the stage. He returns for the first time to Minneapolis more than 20 years later as one of the most important figures in Afrobeat. Combining the pulsating African funk/jazz pioneered by his father with his passion for R&B and the blunt realism of hip-hop, Seun Kuti has found his own voice. His latest release, the Brian Eno–produced From Africa with Fury: Rise, “a sharp, intense and funky set ... offers a state-of-the-continent address that builds on Kuti’s legacy as the son of the late Nigerian Afrobeat king…” (Spinner.com). In his Midwest debut as a headlining artist, saxophonist Kuti is joined by Fela’s legendary 16-piece Egypt 80 band for this all-standing club-like concert.
Copresented by The Cedar and the Walker Art Center.
The Cedar is now fully air-conditioned for your year-round comfort!
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- On sale date: SOLD OUT
This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota.