Monday, 26 May 2008

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - Live at the Barbican - Wednesday 28th May

The perfect opening to Groove Nations comes from Fela Kuti’s youngest son - Nigeria's Seun Kuti fronting his father’s band Egypt 80.

Backed by a 15-piece ensemble and performing in his father’s inimitable charismatic style, Seun’s driving saxophone melodies and explosive vocals are underpinned by high-energy, jazz-infused afro-beats. His powerful lyrics revive the political voice of his father.

Cited as a big influence on Fela Kuti in the 70s, long lost hero of afro-soul funk, Sierra Leonean Geraldo Pino and The Heartbreaks re-form especially for this concert.

Wed 28 May 7.30pmGroove Nations – Seun Kuti & Egypt 80Silk StreetEC2Y 8DS020 7638 8891Tickets £12.50/15/20

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