Bennelong Pt
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

He is the youngest son of world music icon Fela Kuti, and since his father’s death ten years ago, he’s being fronting his father’s band. Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 perpetuate the supertight sounds of Afrobeat — all funk and jazz and Nigerian sensibility, like James Brown but grittier, much grittier and with a powerful political voice. Funky chopped guitars, screaming brass, ultra-rhythmic drums… ‘It’s pulsing music, frenetic dance, and pure joy. Egypt 80 remains a revolutionary band.’ The Independent

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