Nigerian Sensation Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Announce March-May 2012 United States Tour

Folklore Productions International have announced a small 33 date tour for Afrobeat phenomenon Seun Kuti & Egypt 80.

Seun Kuti, the son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, is a force of nature on stage, and performs with one of the greatest African bands in history, the 15-strong Egypt 80 orchestra.

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, 2012 United States Tour

3/15 Austin, Texas: SXSW

3/16 Seattle, Washington: Neumos

3/17 Portland, Oregon: Mt Talbot Theater

3/18 Eugene, Oregon: Wow Hall

3/21 Grass Valley, California Center For The Arts

3/23 Santa Cruz, California Moe’s

3/24 Redway, California Mateel Cultural Center

3/28 Aspen, Colorado: Belly Up

3/29 Boulder, Colorado: Boulder Theater

3/30 Lawrence, Kansas: Granada Theater

3/31 Iowa City, Iawa: Mission Creek Festival

4/4 Atlanta, Georgia: Variety Playhouse H1

4/5 Durham, North Carolina: Duke Performances

4/6 Baltimore, Maryland: Soundstage Tbc

4/7 Hudson, New York: Club Helsinki H1

4/8 New York, New York: Highline Ballroom

4/11 Open

4/12 Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Union Theater

4/13 Miami, Florida: Transatlantic Festival

4/14 Minneapolis, Minnesota: The Cedar

4/15 Indio, California Coachella

4/16: Santa Barbara, California UCSB

4/17 Open

4/18 San Diego, California UCSD

4/19: Berkeley, California Cal Performances

4/20 Los Angeles, California UCLA

4/21 Phoenix / Flagstaff Tbc

4/22: Indio, California Coachella

4/24 Taos, New Mexico: Taos Solar Center

4/25: Albuquerque, New Mexico: Albuquerque Museum

4/27 New Orleans, Louisiana: New Orleans Jazz Fest

4/28 Lafayette, Louisiana: Festival International De Louisiane

4/29 Houston, Texas: Houson International Festival

5/2 New Orleans, Louisiana: House Of Blues

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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