Monday, June 25, 2007

Do you have your tickets for Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 @ The Memorial Union Theater?

Fela was my introduction to AfroBeat music... Femi I have seen perform live at Bonnaroo 2004... and now it is time to experience Seun... and what could be better than seeing him lead his late father's band on his debut North American tour at The Memorial Union Theater! We are indeed lucky to host a world class big band of this caliber and have them kick off their tour in Madison on their way to Chicago's Millennium Park and venues in Toronto, Philly and NYC.

On to a bit about Seun - the youngest son of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Seun is no stranger to his father's music and has been playing with the band since he was a nine year old. With a deep singing voice that is often compared to that of Fela's, Seun blows hard on the alto sax and has fans shimmying to his shake. The 22-piece band is sure to get you grooving in your seats to the tight brass and rocking bass sections and a big band jazz/Afro funk sound complimented by pulsating rhythm and scathing social and political messages.

Mr. Bill and I (and a whole bunch of friends) are going to be at the show and hope that you can make it too. If you haven't already, go get your tickets now! See you there and while we wait to hear Seun and Egypt 80 live
here are some tunes for you to listen to/download.

Seun's MySpace page is here.

- malliman

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