Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Afrobeat Lives: Seun Kuti & Faaji Agba at Celebrate Brooklyn July 22 2011

From a media release:

CELEBRATE BROOKLYN
SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80 | FAAJI AGBA
FRIDAY, JULY 22, 7:00 P.M.


The yearlong celebration of Nigeria’s 50th anniversary of independence that began last October continues here with a generation-bridging concert. Fronting his father Fela’s legendary band, Seun Kuti is the living embodiment of afro-pop. I love-love-love his latest album, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: From Africa With Fury: Rise.



Faaji Agba’s lineup of Afrobeat pioneers—including Fatai Rolling Dollar, Chief Seni Tejuoso and Prince ‘Eji’ Oyewole of the Afro-Skittles Band—makes them Nigeria’s answer to the Buena Vista Social Club: a supergroup of veteran musicians who are re-popularizing faaji grooves, agidigbo blues, juju and other styles of Nigerian roots. Travel support provided by Arik Air.

SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80 | FAAJI AGBA
FRIDAY, JULY 22, 7:00 P.M.- GATES 6:00 P.M.

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