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Seun Kuti + Egypt 80 on Monday 20th March 2017
Bam!Bam!Bam! & Diplomats Of Sound present
SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80
Special guest Lakuta
Youngest son of the late, great Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, Seun Kuti heads to Liverpool with the legendary Egypt 80 band.
A true ambassador of the the afrobeat movement, the young Seun took over the reins of his fathers legacy in 1997 as leader of Egypt 80 after Fela's untimely death, having performed with the band from the young age of 9.
Ever since, Seun has followed the political and social ethos of his father. Along the way digging deeper 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 numerous times and previously released three critically acclaimed albums as well as 2016's 'Struggle Sounds' EP.
This is only his second show in Liverpool since graduating as a student from Liverpool's very own LIPA back in the early 2000s!
One of the true modern leaders of the Afrobeat genre with a high energy live show taking in his father's back catalogue as well as Seun's own material, this really is one of the unmissable events of 2017.
Music Genres: African, Jazz, World Music
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