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2010 News

 

26/05/2010 - Some nice & fresh videos on the videos page + the ending of the Brighton Festival 2010 show !

Brighton Festival 2010 (curated by Brian Eno)
2009.05.14 - Brighton, UK
Source :
flyingwhitedots

A link about the festival : "Brian Eno on Fela Kuti and the Brighton Festival"

 

09/05/2010 - Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 in concert at the festival "Les Nuits Blanches" in Thoronet, 09/07/2010

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will be playing at the festival Les Nuits Blanches from 09 to 11 july 2010 in Thoronet, France

July 9 : La'tit Fanfare ; La Mathilde ; Seun Kuti
July 10 : Ziveli Orkestar Mahala ; Rai Banda ;Oxmo Puccino
July 11 : La Leute ; Manouchka Orkestar

Official site : http://www.les-nuits-blanches.fr/

+ info here : http://www.20h59.com and here : http://www.billetreduc.com


08/05/2010 - Some Seun Kuti news from Lagos on nigeriamusicmovement.com and The Guardian

21/04/2010 - 2 Interesting links concerning Seun Kuti shows in Lagos, Nigeria

Question Mark article "Seun is not Fela" : here

"Happy Lagosian" blog with lots of nice pics of Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 live at Terrakulture : here

Seun Kuti &Eypt 80 live at the New Africa Shrine - 27/03/2010
Lagos, Nigeria
Source :
ogbologbo

 

17/04/2010 - The Concerts page has been updated so you can see the chronological list of the shows

17/04/2010 - Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 in concert at the Cosmopilite in Oslo, Norway on May 12 2010

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will be performing on may 12 2010 at the Cosmopolite in Oslo, Norway

more info : http://cosmopolite.no/program/cosmopolite/2010/mai/seun_kuti_egypt_80


17/04/2010 - Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 at the PORI JAZZ festival in Finland on July 23 2010

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 to play during the 45th international jazz festival in Pori, Finland (17 - 25 july 2010).

more info : http://www.porijazz.fi/en/performers?joe=esiintyja%3Flang2%3Den&artist_no=60


10/04/2010 - Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 to play the WOMAD Caceres Festival on May 9 2010

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 are lined up for the WOMAD festival in Caceres, Spain taking place form 6th to 9th May 2010. Other artists include : Nneka (Nigeria), The Skatalites (Jamaica), Terakaft (Mali) and many more.

More info here : http://womad.org/festivals/caceres/lineup/
And here : http://womad.org/festivals/caceres/lineup/list/

06/04/2010 - Seun Kuti's new album to be released in automn 2010 !

Seun Kuti artistic agency Planete Aurora announced the release of Seun Kuti & Egypt 80's secound album in automn 2010.

Planête Aurora : http://www.planete-aurora.com/en-seun/a.php

06/04/2010 - Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 live shows in Lagos, Nigeria

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will be performing live on stage
at the NEW AFRICA SHRINE, Ikeja, Lagos every last Saturday of the month from 10pm.

http://newafricashrine.blogspot.com/

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 performs at TERRAKULTURE, Victoria Island, Lagos
on the 2nd Saturday of every month, 8pm – midnight.

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

06/04/2010 - Some links to news concerning Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Seun Kuti to perform at the upcomming Havan Festival in Nigeria: http://www.punchng.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art201004021513087

Elan Personnality interview: http://234next.com/csp/cms/sites/Next/Home/5541582-146/story.csp

18/03/2010 - Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 + Tony Allen Live at Brighton Festival 14/05/2010 !!!

This is Afrobeat ! Legendary drummer Tony Allen will join Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 for a memorable concert :

£20 Stalls standing/seated, £20, £22.50 circle, £10 Festival standby
Plus live DJ sets from Miles Cleret (Soundway Records).
Official festival site : http://www.brightonfestival.org/Event_Details.aspx?eid=3596
Concert Hall : Brighton Dome
Church Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN11UE
01273 709709 - 01273 707505 info@brightondome.org ; brightondome.org

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Live in Marocco 23/05/2010

During the Mawazine festival in Rabat, Seun Kuti et Egypt 80 will be performing on the Bouregreg stage :

It seems that this is one of the free concerts of the ferstival !!!
Programmation : http://www.festivalmawazine.ma/fr/programme-2010/concerts.html
Press : http://www.festivalmawazine.ma/fr/presse.html

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 should be lined up for the World Music Festival in Oslo 30/10 to 04/11/2010

Artist list should be confirmed in may, for now you can follow the links below for more inf :

Official festival site : http://www.rikskonsertene.no/no/Oslo-World-Music-Festival/Osloworldmusicfestival/
blog, source : http://www.girlmusic.info/?p=15130

31/01/2010 - New Year ~ New Album ~ Best wishes to all :)

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 have finished rehearsals for their new album which should be recorded soon! We look forward to that ; but those who have not already heard their debut album ("Many Things" 2008) can purchase it easily at any good music store or listen to a sample on Deezer or Myspace or on our Music page.

And meanwhile I invite you to watch some new recently posted videos on sharing networks : ITW of Seun on Broadway and a Seun Kuti + Amayo jam in NY (December 2009) ; a live show in Bamako (Feb 2009) and more to see in the Videos page.

Lucky residents of Lagos can regularly see Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 in concert on Saturday at the New Afrika Shrine and at Terrakulture.

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Some links to articles, podcast or other download for Seun and his band and Afrobeat in general.

A long interview with Seun in NY in December 2009 : Afropop

Marco Werman's PRI's The World, about Fela! on broadway podcast : http://www.theworld.org

Marco Werman's special Global Hit podcast on Fela Kuti (18 minutes): http://media.theworld.org

An excellent video documentary about Afrobeat by Marco Werman, recently aired on PBS and available HERE.

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Several new topics should appear on our site, including a "Discography" section listing the main Afrobeat music productions. And a "Media Library" section , a sort of inventory of books, documentaries and videos available.

Also I must mention the recent publications that have caught my attention : the new yet unreleased live DVD of Fela at the Jazz Festival in Berlin in 78 (Nov 09); the 2 new albums by Tony Allen : Secret Agent (June 09) and Inspiration Information 4 with Jimi Tenor (oct 09); the new album Fanga "Sira BA" (Nov 09) and a bit outside of the Afrobeat style - the album that I class on top of the list in 2009 : "Bird Head Son" by Anthony Joseph & the Spasm Band (Jan 09) and they have alsdo posted a full lengh video ! ; Bibi Tanga & the Selenites are a recent discovery and I look forward to receiving their 2nd album which was released on 02 February.

There were many other "releases" in 2009 which are worth being mentioned here and we will try to do that in the "Discography" section. (soon come).

The Waxpoetics magazine started the year with a special edition on comptemporary african music: here

Souljazz Orchestra new album Rising Sun should be released on February 16, 2010!

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