Nigerians and Afrobeat lovers across the world often wonder what songs and actions they would have witnessed from Fela Kuti, had he still been alive today. Fortunately, for the music world, Fela’s legacy continues to make waves to this day, through his highly talented sons Femi and Seun Kuti – the latter inheriting Fela’s band, Egypt 80. Seun has recently released his new 3-song EP Struggle Sounds via Sony Music Masterworks.
Co-produced by Robert Glasper, the EP features the single“Gimme My Vote Back (C.P.C.D.)” where C.P.C.D. stands for Corporate Public Control Department. Written by Seun, he recorded the EP with Egypt 80, his father’s original band. The three songs on the EP have strong social and political messages – themes that Seun weaves into all of this music.
More than even we are convinced of our mission and the purpose of our music. The Struggle Sounds EP is a true reflection of my social and political beliefs. I give honor to my parents and every revolutionary who made this possible even before I was born – says Seun.
STRUGGLE SOUNDS IS OUT NOW! GET STRUGGLE SOUNDS HERE!!
Nov 01 Copley Symphony Hall San Diego, CA
Nov 03 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium San Francisco, CA
Nov 04 Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA Nov 06 McCaw Hall Seattle, WA
Nov 08 Queen Elizabeth Theatre Vancouver, Canada Nov 10 Keller Auditorium Portland, OR
Nov 13 Comerica Theatre Phoenix, AZ
Nov 18 Taos Mesa Brewing Taos, NM
Nov 27 Moody Theatre Austin, TX
Nov 29 Aztec Theater San Antonio, TX
Dec 01 Saenger Theatre New Orleans, LA
Dec 04 Mexico Tropico Festival Mexico, MX
Dec 06 Mahaffey Theater St Petersburg, FL
Dec 08 House of Blues Orlando, FL
Dec 09 Ilot Jazz Festival Martinique
Dec 11 The Ritz Raleigh, NC
Dec 13 Murat Center Indianapolis, IN
Dec 15 Palace Theater Louisville, KY
Dec 18 The Fillmore Silver Spring Silver Spring, MD
We leave you with one our favourite tracks from Seun Kuti’s album, ‘A long way to the beginning’ available on iTunes
The video for ‘Black Woman’ was filmed in Brazil and speaks to all Black Women across the world.