Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 8/29/11

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Friday, July 29th — 8PM
Artime Theater, Miami

Florida debut
Presented by Hennessy

$35 advance tickets (305) 672-5202, in person at BASE (MB), Books & Books (Coral Gables), Sweat (Miami), Radio Active Records (Ft Lauderdale) or online.
At the door $40
Opening DJ set: Champion Sound
General admission
After show party with Conjunto Progreso at PAX, Miami

Archetypal Afrobeat comes to Miami with Fela’s legendary band Egypt 80, led by Seun Kuti. With his new release and recent world tours, Seun Anikulapo Kuti picks up the mantle as undisputed champion and true prince of the Afrobeat movement, heading up Egypt 80, the extraordinary big band first fronted by his renowned father Fela Kuti.

Born in 1983, Seun first began performing with Egypt 80 at the age of nine, warming up audiences with renditions of his father’s songs. After Fela’s death in 1997, Seun stepped up to the front of the band, leading the celebrated combo as both lead vocalist and saxophonist. While his father’s influence cannot be understated, Kuti was determined to cut his own distinctive musical path, incorporating contemporary influences into the traditional Afrobeat approach.

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