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05/11/09 - Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 at the NIGERIAN MUSIC FEST in Lagos on November 21st 2009

The 2009 MTN Nigreian Music Fest will be held at the Ocean View Plaza, Victoria Island, Lagos November 21, 2009.

List (not hexaustive) of participating artists: Sir Victor Uwaifo, Sir Shina Peters, Pa Fatai Rolling Dollar, Christy Essien Igbokwe, Raskimono, Chief Ebenezer Obey, Oritz wiliki, Blakky and a host of the younger stars like Faze, Olu Maintain, Weird MC, Timai, Duncan Mighty, DJ Zeeza, J. Martins, African China, Danfo Drivers, Bracket, Iyanya and Seun Kuti.
Facebook : http://en-gb.facebook.com/event.php?eid=165702784486&ref=mf
Official link : http://www.nigeriamusicfest.com/category/artists/

05/11/09 - Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will be at the HIGH VIBES FESTIVAL in Ghana on November 14th 2009

The first edition of the High Vibes Festival will take place in Accra, Ghana from 12 to 15 November 2009.

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will be performing :
14/11/2009 @ National Theatre. (8:00-11:30 PM)
15/11/2009 @ La Pleasure Beach. (12:00-6:00 PM)
More info : http://news.myjoyonline.com/entertainment/200911/37279.asp

11/10/09 - FELA mixtape by J.PERIOD & K'NAAN ~ free .zip download

Mixtape DJ/producer J.Period joins Somali rapper K'Naan to promote the message of Fela Anikulapo Kuti : 30 minutes of mix and remix on the grooves of the Black President. Also available : a mixtape of Bob Marley and Bob Dylan. All for free download on J. Period sites :

Official site : http://www.jperiod.com/knaan
Mixtape FELA : here
Mixtape BOB MARLEY:
here
Mixtape BOB DYLAN: here
J.PERIOD MySpace profile: http://www.myspace.com/jperiod
K'NAAN MySpace profile: http://www.myspace.com/knaanmusic

 

10/10/09 - Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 live at TerraKulture OCTOBER 10th & NOVEMBER 14th 2009

Link : http://www.terrakulture.com/home.html

10/10/09 - FELABRATION !

Felabration is an annual festival dedicated to the promotion of Afrobeat and African culture and to the preservation of the legend and artistry of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
Official Link : http://felabration.net
News link : http://www.enownow.com/news/story.php?sno=4890
News link : Nigerian Tribune News (bottom of the page)

American events : http://frolab.com
Some intersting details here : http://www.giantstep.net/index.php/felabrations/

10/10//09 - Added Google Translation gadget so that users can automatically translate the page. (See above menus)

10/10/09 - New FELA KUTI album release on 27 October 2009 "Best Of The Black President "

New release by Knitting Factory Records featuring 13 of Fela’s most popular tracks :

Track Listings :
Disc: 1
1. Lady
2. Shakara
3. Gentleman (Edit Version)
4. Water No Get Enemy (Edit Version)
5. Zombie
6. Sorrow Tears and Blood
7. No Agreement, Pt. 2


Disc: 2
1. Roforofo Fight
2. Shuffering and Shmiling, Pt. 2
3. Coffin for Head of State, Pt. 2
4. I T T, Pt. 2
5. Army Arrangement, Pt. 2
6. O.D.O.O. (Edit Version)

Amazon link : The Best of the Black President (Deluxe Version)
Amazon Product Description : Best Of The Black President compiles 13 of the most popular Fela compostions. The deluxe version includes a DVD featuring segments from 'Music Is The Weapon', the Berlin Jazz Festival, 'Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonesense', and interviews with Bill T. Jones and Carlos Moore.

Best Of The Black President signifies the rebirth of Knitting Factory Records. Earlier in 2009, KFR licensed the 45 album Fela Kuti catalog. Over the next 18 months, remasters of all the Fela CD's will be re-released in unique digi-paks with the original artwork. KFR will also re-release all the titles on vinyl for the first time in North America. Additionally, KFR will be giving the first official release to the entire Koola Lobitos catalogue--this was Fela's highlife band which he fronted through the 60's.

Knitting Factory Records link

 

13/09/09 - New videos of the world tour in the videos page

13/09/09 - I added links to featurings by Seun Kuti on other artists projects , see the music page at the bottom.

27/07/09 - many new videos of the 2009 tour on the video page

20/07/09 - pictures of the London Jazz Club - 29 june 2009 : in the gallery

10/07/09 - Concert dates updated : 2 shows in Italiy (july) + Portugal (august) and Paris (september)

14/06/09 - Seun Kuti interview by Julio Punch during the concert in Nijmegen, Netherlands - 01/06/2009

This interview was kindly sent to us by Julio Punch and was conducted in Nijmegen during the Music Meeting festival on june 1st 2009.

Read the interview

14/06/09 - 3 excellent videos of Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 live @ L'OPERA HOUSE DE Sydney le 12/06/2009

An exceptional concert part of the Luminous festival curated by Brian Eno.

Source : http://www.youtube.com/user/Aussiemystic

See 2 more videos on the video page

10/06/09 - 2 page comic strip illustrating the track "Many Things"

Done by Maurizio Ribichini : will be published in the italian music magazine "Il Mucchio Selvaggio" in the July 2009 issue.
Click on the image or go directly to the gallery.
These files are shared for free on condition that you mention the source and give credit as follows : [Maurizio Ribichini : http://www.maurizioribichini.it]

06/06/09 - New Album in preparation !!!

IMPORTANT NEWS

New album comming up !!! Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 are planning to go in the studio in September 2009. The new album should be out for the end of the year.
We have already heard 2 new songs during the latest shows (in France in May 2009) : one is called “For them Eye” and the other one is “You Can Run” . Both are excellent afrobeat songs like the rest of their repertoire.

03/06/2009 - Afrika Shrine club owned by FEMI KUTI has been closed down by authorities !!! + info on allaboutjazz

02/06/2009 - New Pictures of the european tour : in the galley and a video from the concert in Cergy Pontoise (FRANCE) bgelow or on the video page

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 live @ L'Apostrophe in Cergy Pointoise, France, 27/05/2009

27/05/2009 Setlist :

01 Don't Give That Shit To Me (Egypt 80 alone : Showboy sings)
02 Army Arrangement (Fela cover)
03 Na Oil
04 For Them eye (new song)
05 You Can Run (new song)
06 Think Africa
07 Many Things
08 Mosquito Song
09 Fire Dance (encore)

Excellent show (as usual)

They started around 8:30 and finished around 10:00

 

25/05/09 - Pictures of the european tour that just started : two very nice pics of SEUN during the concert in Spain, Galaicia (Auditorio de Pontevedra) on may 23rd : see the Flickr page of Duck Jameson

27/04/09 - Concert dates update on The Myspace Profile

27/04/09 - One month to go before the concert at L'apostrophe .:: le 27 may 2009 ::. there's still a few seats availlable
See the press file: here ; l'Apostrophe website : http://www.lapostrophe.net/?spectacles/28 .
And a link to "fnac spectacles" : here

 

09/04/09 - Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 to play at the CORBAK Festival'09 in Switzerland, may 30th 2009
+ info : here

08/04/09 - Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80 play the festival JAZZ à la VILLETTE form 01st to 13th september 2009

the official programm will be availlable in may.

Officiel site : www.citedelamusique.fr
Myspace of the festival : www.myspace.com/jazzalavillette

8/04/09 - Support "Afrobeat fanatics !" by joining - a cause by Seun Kuti & Egypt 80's manager - on Facebook : here

06/04/09 - Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80 to play the GLASTONBURY festival 2009
Glastonbury Festival 2009 will be held from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June 2009
Confirmed line up : ici - Lily Allen, Fleet Foxes, Neil Young, Blur, Bruce Springsteen, Emiliana Torrini, Doves, Franz Ferdinand, The Ting Tings, Echo And The Bunnymen, White Lies and Florence And The Machine & more.

02/04/2009 - New concert dates posted on the official Myspace profile :

20 mai 2009 20:00 Sala Joy Eslava - Madrid / Spain
22 mai 2009 20:00 Festival Territorios - Sevilla / Spain
23 mai 2009 20:00 Auditorio de Pontevedra - Galicia / Spain
27 mai 2009 20:00 L’Apostrophe - Cergy / France
29 mai 2009 20:00 Salle André Malraux - Six Four /France
30 mai 2009 20:00 Festival Corbak - La Chaux du Milieu / Switzerland
31 mai 2009 20:00 Afro-Pfingsten Festival -Winterthur / Switzerland
1 juin 2009 20:00 Music Meeting Festival - Nijmegen / Nederlands

01/04/2009 - Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 are programmed during the FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL'09 July 24(Fri), 25(Sat), 26(Sun) 2009 - Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa-machi, Niigata, JAPAN

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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 in concert in Oslo during the OYA festival, august 13th 2009

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will perform in the Medieval Park on august 13th 2009 during the OYA festival in Oslo , NORWAY

OYA Festival
aug 11th to 15th, 2009

+ info : http://oyafestivalen.com/pages/eng/325-seun_kuti_to_the_medieval_park
+ info : http://oyafestivalen.com/pages/eng/1-news972/

16/03/2009

Annoncement for a concert in France on june 27th 2009

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will be in concert at the Festival LAFI BALA in Chambéry (FRANCE) on june 27th 2009

from 25 to 28 june 2009
Chambery (FRANCE)
Price : de 10 à 32 €

Other artist : AYO / SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80 / VICTOR DEME / BIL AKA KORA / KOTO / BADEMA / LES GRANDES PERSONNES ...

+ d'info : http://www.lafibala.com/festival/

+ d'info : http://www.festivals-ra.com/73-Savoie/033_LAFI-BALA.php

11/03/2009

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 concert in Vienna, july 06 2009

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 live in Vienna (Autriche) 06 july 2009

Monday, 6. Jul 2009, 20:00
Wiener Rathaus

Eingang Lichtenfelsgasse,
1010 Wien, Austria
€33.70
Plus d'info : http://www.eventim.si/portal/en/music/jazz/seun_kuti/49972/

05/03/2009

Part of the north american tour is cancelled :(

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 had to cancel the north american tour spring 09 for economical reasons due to the credit crunch !

04/03/2009

Live video of the Dakar show -27 february 2009

 

28/02/2009

ATTENTION : Date change for the Paris show at l'Apostrophe in Pontoise : it is not may 26th as previously scheduled, the new date is may 27th

Rencontrez Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 : documentaires, interviews, extraits de repet et de concerts ...

 

A couple of videos recently added in youtube :

Sterngrove Festival 2008 public conference : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0y4zI3-Db4

Backstage with Wale of Egypt 80 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVkcv9T5ieU

Interview with Baba Ani : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FiCRrCBG_M

Excellent documentary about Seun Kuti in 2 parts : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P2WsyTT7-A & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAMF9kFvGHg

22/02/2009

Pictures of the show in Bamako, MALI (07 feb 2009)

Pictures of Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 live in concert at the Blonba in Bamako, MALI on february 7th 2009

Location : Blonba in Faladié

Photograph : Squarzoni Caroline

Link to the picture page : Gallery

09/02/2009

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 in concert in St- Louis of SENEGAL February 24th 2009

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will be in concert at the Institut Jean Mermoz in Saint-Louis of SENEGAL on february 24th 2009 (price : 1000 & 2000 fcfa) 9 PM

Program : http://www.ccfsl.net/musique.htm

news : http://www.sudonline.sn/spip.php?article16443

09/02/2009

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 concert in Kinshasa, RDC (ZAIRE) February 4th 2009

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 willbe in concert at the CCF - Halle de Gombe - in Kinshasa, RDC (Zaîre)

Wednesday February 4th at 9 PM
CCF - Halle de Gombe

Links : http://www.radiookapi.net/index.php?i=53&a=22088

Links : http://www.lepotentiel.com/afficher_article.php?id_edition=&id_article=77048

03/02/2009

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 concert in Bamako, MALI February 7th 2009

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will be playing live at the "BlonBa" in Bamako, MALI on february 7th 2009

Febuary 7th at 9 PM
Studio Blonba (Quartier Faladié) : location
tickets on sale at the CCF ; 5000 FCFA

Address : Faladiè Séma,
Tel : (223) 674 39 34 ou (223) 220 46 91
Rue 830, porte 440
BP E 1772
Bamako, Mali
BP E 1772

Info : http://www.ccfbko.org.ml/Programme/musique.htm


BlonBa : http://www.blonbaculture.com
La salle: http://www.blonbaculture.com/equipements/salle.htm

02/02/2009

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 concert in Six-Fours, FRANCE, May 29th 2009

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will be playing live at the Espace MALRAUX in Six-Fours FRANCE May 29th 2009

Espace Malraux - Six Fours les Plages
Avenue M. de Lattre de Tassigny
83140 Six Fours les Plages
Tél : 04.94.74.77.79
Info : http://www.voixdugaou.com/malraux/
Info : http://www.voixdugaou.com/malraux/acces.php

Tickets : http://www.concertandco.com/lieu/espace-malraux-six-fours-plages/billet-concert-29-05-2009-2516.htm

02/02/2009

SEUN KUTI at WOMAD, March 7th & 14th 2009

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 at WOMAD festivals 2009

check the links below for the schedule & more info

http://womad.co.nz/artists.htm

http://womad.org/festivals/womadelaide/lineup/

http://womad.org/festivals/new-zealand/lineup/

http://womad.org/festivals/

http://womad.org/

http://www.amplifier.co.nz/news/44155/womad-day-schedule-released.html

31/01/2009

CONCERT DATES UPDATE ON THE OFFICIAL SEUN KUTI "MySpace" PROFILE

Jan 28 2009 Cotonou, Benin
Jan 31 2009 Brazzaville, Congo
Feb 04 2009 Kinshasa, Congo DRC
Feb 07 2009 Bamako, Mali
Feb 11 2009 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Feb 14 2009 Niamey, Niger
Feb 17 2009 Accra, Ghana
Feb 20 2009 Kano, Nigeria
Feb 24 2009 Saint-Louis, Senegal
Feb 26 2009 Dakar, Senegal
Feb 28 2009 Conakry, Guinea
Mar 07 2009 Womadelaide Festival, Adelaide, Australia
Mar 14 2009 Womad Festival, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Mar 19 2009 Torino, Italy
Mar 20 2009 Milano, Italy
Mar 21 2009 Firenze, Italy

20/01/2009

Movie about FELA ... soon come ?

Reuters : updated 11:58 p.m. ET Jan. 14, 2009
"PARK CITY, Utah (Hollywood Reporter) - Focus Features is developing a biopic about Fela Kuti, the late Nigerian musician and political maverick.

The studio has acquired the book "Fela: The Life and Times of an African Musical Icon" by Michael Veal as source material.

Kuti, whose full name was Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, garnered fame in the U.S. for his fusion style of music known as Afrobeat. He often was imprisoned on what human-rights groups called trumped-up charges when he went back to his native country and spoke out against its government and policies. He died in 1997."

19/01/2009

Seun Kuti on the cover page of ALARM magazine #33

Seun Kuti is on the cover page of ALARM magazine #33


"ALARM Magazine is published six times a year. From our headquarters in a small Chicago office, along with a cast of contributing writers spread across the country..."
Link : http://www.alarmpress.com/about-2/

16/01/2009

Seun Kuti article in PUNCH

"Seun Kuti comes of age"
By Ayeni Adekunle
Published: Friday, 16 Jan 2009

"...As early as 1998, Seun had teamed up with Tee Mac to begin work on a solo project. He also left for London, where he studied Music. Soon, he was joining Egypt 80 band leader, Baba Ani to re-engage Fela‘s band. Soon he was touring world cities, rocking the mic and giving a new voice to some of Fela‘s strongest hits..."

Link to the article

16/01/2009

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 live in Cotonou, BENIN on January 28th 2009

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will be playing live at the CCF in Cotonou, BENIN on january 28th 2009 at 9:30PM

CCF Cotonou - théâtre de verdure
Info : CCF cotonou

Centre Culturel Français de Cotonou
01 BP 416 Cotonou, Bénin
secretariat@ccfcotonou.net ; graphiste@ccfcotonou.net ; animateur@ccfcotonou.net
tél (229) 21 30 08 56 ou 21 30 74 79 ; fax (229) 21 30 11 51

15/01/2009

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 in concert in Firenze, ITALIA on February 21st 2009

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will be playing live at the FLOG Auditorium in Firenze, ITALIA on febuary 21st 2009 at 9PM, cost : 18€15 (F.L.O.G = Fondazione Lavoratori Officine Galileo)

FLOG Auditorium
Via Mercati Michele, 24/B
50139 Firenze (FI), Italy
+39 055 487145
Info : http://www.flog.it

Reservation : http://www.boxol.it/Dettaglio-Evento.aspx?E=10545

BOX OFFICE tel. 055210804 : www.boxol.it

14/01/2009

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 in concert in DAKAR (SENEGAL) Febuary 27th 2009

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 live in concert at L'Institut Français Léopold Sédar Senghor in Dakar, Senegal

9PM
Théatre de Verdure
In advance: 8 000 fcfa/ At the door: 10 000 fcfa (approx. 15€)

l’Institut Français Léopold Sédar Senghor
89 rue Joseph T. Gomis
BP 4003 DAKAR
Tél : (221) 33823 03 20
Fax : (221) 33821 26 19
Email : info@institutfr-dakar.org

click here to download the programm in PDF

11/01/2009

Seun Kuti interview in The Nation

A long interview of Seun Kuti in the nigerian newspaper The Nation

By Edozie Udezein
Published: Friday, 01 Nov 2009

"...Last year, I was the hardest working Nigerian artiste. Last year too, in summer alone, we did about 48 gigs and that was real cool..."

Link to the article

11/01/2009

Photos of the sold-out Cargo London show 14/12/08

Behind the scenes and onstage at the Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80 dynamic sold-out shows at London's Cargo 14-15/12/08.

Photo journal by Liz Johnson-ArturSome very nice pics of the London show on kspacetv flicker gallery

26/12/2008

Lots of nice pictures of the Cargo show on Flikr

11/01/2009

Buy the music video "MANY THINGS"

Music video distributed by Warner. Lengh: 3:55. WMV DRM. 2€49

View the video below.

Virginmega : http://www.virginmega.fr/clip-live-concert/seun-kuti-fela-s-egypt-80-many-things-music-video--104804502,page1.htm

25/12/2008

"Seun Kuti rocks Nobel concert"

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 live at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert on december 11th in Oslo, Norway - Great video, great sound and as always great performance:

 

AFROBEAT RULES :D

"Seun Kuti delivers five star performance at the Nobel Concert"

CLICKAfric.com has posted a short news brief about Seun's performance at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert :

- http://www.clickafrique.com/Magazine/ST010/CP0000003132.aspx

Seun Kuti at the MTV Africa Music Awards, 22/11/2008 !!!

Seun Kuti received the "Legend Award" for his father FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI on november 22th 2008 in Abuja Lagos during the first MTV Africa Music Awards, "MAMA". He performed "Army Arrangement".

more info :

- http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/jan/18/mtv-africa-awards

- http://www.novaplanet.com/news/news,2445,and-the-african-winners-are.html

- http://www.afrik.com/breve14906.html

- http://observer.gm/africa/gambia/article/nigerian-acts-win-big-at-mtv-africa-music-awards

Photo of Seun : http://www.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/seun.jpg


Seun Kuti in Norway, 11/12/2008

Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80 en concert, Dec 11 2008 8:00P
Nobel Prize Celebration Oslo, Norway

Thursday 11 December in Oslo Spektrum Arena at 20:00

On the evening of 11 December artists from all over the world will be gathering at the Oslo Spektrum to help spread the message of peace and celebrate this year's Nobel Peace Prize laureates.

Press Realease : 15th annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Event poster in pdf

Location:
Sonja Henies plass 2, Code postal: 0185, Oslo, Web: www.oslospektrum.no
Service de billletterie, Tél: 815 33 133,
Réservation de billets Tél: 815 11 211, Fax: 22 05 29 40
Contact Tél: 22 05 29 00, Fax: 22 05 29 05
spektrum@oslospektrum.no

Saturday, November 29, 2008 - Seun Kuti Rocks Afrika Shrine Tonight

Back From World Tour Seun Kuti Rocks Afrika Shrine

The Guardian - Nigerian Newspaper : "...The show, according to the Afrobeat crown prince, would be his first major concert in Nigeria after his long playing and promotional tour of Europe and the United States. ..."

More ...

The 1st video of Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 on Youtube

The first video of Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 has been posted on MySpace.com.

shot in Lagos and in Paris.
Director Christophe Petit
Production Campagne Premiere

also on sale : http://www.virginmega.fr/artiste/seun-kuti-fela-s-egypt-80-332887,-1,page1.htm

Seun Kuti in Paris, 26/05/2009

Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80 live in Paris

Tuesday May 26th 2009, 20h30 at the L'Apostrophe - Théatre des Louvrais, Pontoise, France

L'Apostrophe - Théâtre des Louvrais
Place de la Paix, 95000 Pontoise, France
tel. 01 34 20 14 25
fax. 01 34 20 14 20
Musique du monde
20h30 - 24/18€

Info : http://lapostrophe.internotron.net & http://www.musiquesdumonde.fr

Seun Kuti in London, 14 & 15/12/2008

Seun Kuti & Felas' Egypt 80 live in London

( 4/5th octobre delayed show)

Location : Cargo, Londres, UK

Sun 14th Dec 2008
Mon 15th Dec 2008

Info : http://www.cargo-london.com/event/seun-kuti-felas-egypt-80-0

Femi Kuti new album, 20/10/2008

New album "DAY BY DAY" by Femi Kuti, Seun's older brother :

Dates de sortie :

OCTOBER 20th (International)
OCTOBER 27th (France)
NOVEMBER 18th (US)

Fela Aniukulapo Kuti's 70th Birthday Anniversary, 15/10/2008

On october 15th 2008 it was FELA's 70th birthday anniversary. FELA Anikulapo KUTI is Seun's father and the creator of AFROBEAT.

On that day Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 performed a great show at the Chabada in Angers (France),here are some photos and a video from that special evening.

FELA LIVES

through his music and his familly : Seun, Femi, Moturayo, Egypt 80 and many more ...

15 OCTOBER 2008 - 70th Birthday Anniversary!

 

 

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