Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

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SEUN KUTI – SON OF AFROBEAT LEGEND FELA KUTI RELEASES NEW EP - STRUGGLE SOUNDS OUT NOW FEATURES POLITICALLY CHARGED SINGLE “GIMME MY VOTE BACK”

(September 30 – New York) Seun Kuti (SHAY-OON KOO-TEE) releases his new 3-song EP Struggle Sounds on Sony Music Masterworks. Co-produced by Robert Glasper, the EP features the single “Gimme My Vote Back (C.P.C.D.)” where C.P.C.D. stands for Corporate Public Control Department. The son of the late Nigerian Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, Seun recorded the […]
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(September 30 – New York) Seun Kuti (SHAY-OON KOO-TEE) releases his new 3-song EP Struggle Sounds on Sony Music Masterworks. Co-produced by Robert Glasper, the EP features the single “Gimme My Vote Back (C.P.C.D.)” where C.P.C.D. stands for Corporate Public Control Department.

The son of the late Nigerian Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, Seun recorded the EP with Egypt 80, his father’s original band. Written by Seun, the three songs on the album “Struggle Sounds,” “Gimme My Vote Back (C.P.C.D.),” and “African Dreams” have strong social and political messages – a theme that Seun weaves into all of this music.

“More than ever we are convinced of our mission and the purpose of our music,” says Seun. “The Struggle Sounds EP is a true reflection of my social and political beliefs. I give honor to my parents and every revolutionary who made this possible even before I was born.”

This November, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will open on tour for Lauryn Hill. He will headline his own tour; details forthcoming.

About Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti is the youngest son of legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. At the age of nine, Seun expressed the wish to sing to his father. A short while later Seun started performing with his father and the band, until his father’s untimely death in 1997. Seun, then only 14-years-old, assumed the role as lead singer of Egypt 80. Ever since, Seun has followed the political and social ethos of his father. Along the way, he began to add his own twist to the music, digging deep into various African traditions to reflect the continent’s struggles and cultures. About three-quarters of the current Egypt 80 line-up consists of musicians that not only played with Fela Kuti, but often were arrested and harassed alongside the founder of the Afrobeat movement. Seun Kuti has toured the world and previously released three albums.

 

TOUR DATES

Nov 01          Copley Symphony Hall                           San Diego, CA                                   Tickets

Nov 03          Bill Graham Civic Auditorium                  San Francisco, CA                           Tickets

Nov 04          Greek Theatre                                        Berkeley, CA                                    Tickets

Nov 06          McCaw Hall                                            Seattle, WA                                       Tickets

Nov 08          Queen Elizabeth Theatre                        Vancouver, Canada                         Tickets

Nov 10          Keller Auditorium                                    Portland, OR                          Tickets

Nov 12          The Foundry Hall                                    Las Vegas, NV                                  Tickets

Nov 13          Comerica Theatre                                   Phoenix, AZ                                      Tickets

Nov 27          Moody Theatre                                       Austin, TX                                         Tickets

Nov 29          Aztec Theater                                        San Antonio, TX                               Tickets

Dec 01          Saenger Theatre                                    New Orleans, LA                              Tickets

Dec 06          Mahaffey Theater                                  St Petersburg, FL                            Tickets

Dec 08          House of Blues                                      Orlando, FL                                       Tickets

Dec 11          The Ritz                                                  Raleigh, NC                                        Tickets

Dec 13          Murat Theatre                                         Indianapolis, IN                                 Tickets

Dec 18          The Fillmore Silver Spring                       Silver Spring, MD                             Tickets

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