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From our sponsors at Mt. Tabor Theater:
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 w/ Afromassive
Saturday, March 17, 2012
8 p.m. | $20 | 21+
Purchase Tickets at thetabor.com
Mt. Tabor Theater
4111 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
More Info: thetabor.com
With the mighty new From Africa With Fury: Rise, Seun Anikulapo Kuti returns with his hybrid of Afrobeat touchstones and contemporary cues. As with his previous efforts, Seun heads up Egypt 80, the extraordinary combo first fronted by his renowned father. The album follows Kuti's critically praised debut, 2008's Many Things, which was unanimously hailed for continuing Fela's musical legacy.
From Africa With Fury: Rise sees Kuti finding his own idiosyncratic voice as songwriter, singer, and band leader, its songs and sonic approach marked by provocative edge and mature self-assurance. Produced by Brian Eno, John Reynolds, and Kuti, with additional production by Godwin Logie, and mixed by John Reynolds and Tim Oliver, the album captures Seun and Egypt 80's extraordinary power, fraught with the scorching rhythms and kinetic funk energy that has earned the band – as ever, under the leadership of alto saxophonist Lekan Animashaun – worldwide acclaim as one of today's most incendiary live acts.
With Kuti's booming vocal stylings at the forefront, songs like ¬Å“African Soldiers¬Â and ¬Å“Mr. Big Thief¬Â are fueled by call-and-response hooks, breakneck tempos, and combative, topical lyricism which firmly sets the classic Egypt 80 sound in the modern era.