Concert – Seun Kuti and Fela’s Egypt 80′

Thursday, April 19th –  8 pm
Zellerbach Hall

Calperformances

 

The heir to a powerful musical legacy, Seun Kuti lights up the stage in a rousing celebration of Afrobeat music! Kuti’s father Fela was the legendary Nigerian musician, composer, and political maverick, and the musical form he helped create is now more popular than ever, in part due to the success of the smash 2010 Broadway hit FELA!. A musical powerhouse in his own right, Kuti continues to spread this ferocious groove, and he comes to Cal Performances fronting Fela’s legendary band, Egypt 80. “The real deal…a natural, with all the sexy charisma you might have hoped for…[the group] sounded terrific, at times better than they had with Fela towards the end, taking the soul of Afrobeat somewhere new” (The Guardian, London).

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