Paris, France – Seun Kuti, son of the famous Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and leader of his late father’s band Egypt 80, released his first album Many Things this month on the French label ‘Tôt ou Tard’. The album will be available outside of France very soon.
Starting to learn the piano and saxophone at the age of 8, Seun Kuti began performing on stage with his father’s band at only 9 years old. His father, famous for his songs protesting the military junta in Nigeria, gave his son a true musical education, and now the younger Kuti has truly stepped in to his father’s shoes.
Seun Kuti‘s style of Afrobeat – a fusion of sounds from funk, big-band jazz and more traditional African music – is executed with skill, energy and palpable enthusiasm by the fantastic musicians in Egypt 80, which means that you shouldn’t miss an opportunity to catch Seun Kuti live.
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28 May – Barbican Center: London, England
29 May – Festival de Skopje: Skopje, Macedonia
3 June – Festival VIP: Zagreb, Croatia
14 June – Festival Mundial : Tilburg, Holland
17 July – Festival de Casablanca: Casablanca, Morocco
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10 August – Festival Sudoeste : Portugal
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