Sunday, July 24, 2011

Seun Kuti moves that booty

Seun Kuti has embraced his family musical legacy, taking the lead from his father Fela & older brother Femi, producing a second album full of fire and fury. He is backed by The Eypyt '80, his father's last group and enlists Brian Eno and John Reynolds on production duties.

Interestingly when I was in Nigeria people didn't seem to rate him that highly and thought of him more as a 'Fela cover band'. The general consensus was that his brother the true keeper of the music as he had evolved and taken the music somewhere new, whereas Seun took a more traditional approach. I don't give a shit about any of that because I really dig a lot of Seun's stuff and can't wait to hear more as he becomes more comfortable in his own musical skin over the next few years.
Rise is from his second album 'From Africa With Fury' and he has posted it up for free!

Rise by Knitting Factory

Also check out this very cool interview with Seun by Wax Poetics TV

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