Seun Kuti Calls the Afrobeat Army to the Manuel Artime Theater July 29
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Seun Kuti, it seems, has seized his father Fela Kuti's shoes, shoved them on, and secured them with crazy glue.
The Nigerian musician has adopted his father's politically tinged brand of Afrobeat music, taken over as lead singer and saxophonist for his band Egypt '80, performed some of Fela's original songs at live shows, and even discussed starting his own political party -- perhaps Movement of the People, Part Two?
Now Seun's calling the Afrobeat army to the Manuel Artime Theater in support of his newest Brian Eno-produced album "From Africa With Fury," which features furious attacks against everyone from diamond mining companies to Halliburton. Get ready for blaring horns, groovy rhythms, and addictive hooks that'll make you want to start your own revolution.
Seun Kuti. Friday, July 29. Manuel Artime Theater, 900 SW 1 St., Miami. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets costs $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Call 305-672-5202 or visit rhythmfoundation.com.
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