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Next Gen Afrobeat


"I want to make Afrobeat for my generation. Instead of 'get up and fight', it's going to be 'get up and think.'" Seun Kuti

I never made it inside Summerstage this afternoon for Seun Kuti and Egypt 80: the band that backed Seun's father, Afropop pioneer Fela Kuti (and which Seun has himself led for the past decade.) But, even outside the gates, you could tell it was a big rocking show, with tons of pumping brass and percussion that went beyond even what I've heard over the past two weekends with Salif Keita and Vieux Farka Touré. Even the folks outside were up and dancing... DSC09973