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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Nigeria)



Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Nigeria)
FINLAND
HELSINKI  •  Savoy Theatre  •  Ongoing
 
World music superstar Seun Kuti arrives in Finland with his band Egypt 80.

The late Fela Anikulapo Kuti is Nigeria’s most world-renowned popular musician and most acerbic critic of the authorities until his death in 1997. Seun Kuti has been performing on stage since he was nine years old, after starting his career as opening act for his father’s band Egypt 80 at the Shrine in Lagos. He has kept the band – containing many veterans in their 50s and 60s – performing in the same style as in Fela’s day, with as many as twenty singers and musicians in explosive live sessions, wearing original costumes and fronted by Seun Kuti’s vocals and saxophone.

Seun’s band is not, however, a clone of his father’s, although we see on stage the same madness and fervent movement and although it still numbers two-thirds of its original members. He mixes jazz and funk with the unique groove of African percussion on subjects such as social inequality, racial discrimination, political injustice and pollution.



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Detailed schedule information:
19h

Contact: Savoy Theatre
Kasarmikatu 46-48
FIN-00099 City of Helsinki
Finland

Tel: (358) 9 310 12 000

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