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Afropop Party


It was welcome release from all the Michael Jackson hoopla to have Celebrate Brooklyn to go to last night, for a free show by Femi Kuti, oldest son of Afropop pioneer Fela Kuti (and brother of Seun Kuti.) The bandshell was pretty much packed for Kuti's energetic two hour set, which also featured his backing band The Positive Force, including brass section, guitar, keys, drums and a trio of female dancers whose gestures left little to the imagination. More than once, Kuti stopped to rant about sexual or government politics, but it was all with a sense of humor and never long from getting people back up and dancing. (More pics below.)