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 :
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New FELA KUTI album release on 27 October 2009 "Best Of The Black
release by Knitting Factory Records featuring
13 of Fela’s most popular tracks :
Listings : Disc: 1
3. Gentleman (Edit Version)
4. Water No Get Enemy (Edit Version)
6. Sorrow Tears and Blood
7. No Agreement, Pt. 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)
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.
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]
New Album in preparation !!!
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.
Afrika Shrine club owned by FEMI KUTI has been closed down by
authorities !!! + info onallaboutjazz
of the european tour :
in the galleyand
a video from the concert in Cergy Pontoise (FRANCE) bgelow or
on the video page
Kuti & Egypt 80 live @ L'Apostrophe in Cergy Pointoise, France, 27/05/2009
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)
show (as usual)
They started around 8:30 and finished around 10:00
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 theFlickr
page of Duck Jameson
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
Support "Afrobeat fanatics !"
by joining - a cause by Seun Kuti & Egypt 80's manager
- on Facebook : here
Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80 to play the GLASTONBURY
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.
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
Kuti & Egypt 80 are programmed during the FUJI
24(Fri), 25(Sat), 26(Sun) 2009-
Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa-machi, Niigata, JAPAN
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Kuti & Egypt 80 in concert in Oslo during the OYA festival, august
Kuti & Egypt 80 will perform in the Medieval Park on
august 13th 2009 during the OYA festival in Oslo , NORWAY
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
about FELA ... soon come ?
: 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.
studio has acquired the book "Fela: The Life and Times of an
African Musical Icon" by Michael Veal as source material.
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."
Kuti on the cover page of ALARM magazine #33
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/
Kuti article in PUNCH
Kuti comes of age"
By Ayeni Adekunle
Published: Friday, 16 Jan 2009
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..."
November 29, 2008 - Seun Kuti Rocks Afrika Shrine Tonight
From World Tour Seun Kuti Rocks Afrika Shrine
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