Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 to Perform in Miami July 29

Afrobeat travels to Miami Friday, July 29th, 2011, at 8:00 PM with Fela Kuti‘s legendary band Egypt 80, led by Seun Kuti. With his new release and recent world tours, Seun Anikulapo Kuti picks up the mantle as undisputed champion and true prince of the Afrobeat movement, heading up Egypt 80, the extraordinary big band first fronted by his renowned father Fela Kuti.

Born in 1983, Seun first began performing with Egypt 80 at the age of nine, warming up audiences with renditions of his father’s songs. After Fela‘s death in 1997, Seun stepped up to the front of the band, leading the celebrated combo as both lead vocalist and saxophonist.

While his father’s influence cannot be understated, Kuti was determined to cut his own distinctive musical path, incorporating contemporary influences into the traditional Afrobeat approach. This will be his Florida debut.

Recordings available:

Friday, July 29th — 8PM
Artime Theater, Miami
$35 advance tickets (305) 672-5202 or online.
Opening DJ: Champion Sound
General admission

Author: World Music Central News Department

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