Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 | 2024 Summer Sessions
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Afrobeat Legacy

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Dey Tour

JULY 18-21 | Global Sounds

Jul 18 - Jul 19, 2024
Miner Auditorium

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Please note: Dance floor is General Admission standing room only. If you would prefer seats, please select a different level for this show.

Son of celebrated Nigerian Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti, Seun Kuti has done more than carry on the musical tradition of his iconic father, expanding the mix of Yoruban folk music, jazz, and horn-driven funk to include contemporary influences while emerging as a self-assured artist possessed of deep passion and fearless conviction. He performs with his father's legendary Egypt 80 group, debuting new music from his forthcoming album, Heavier Yet (Lays The Crownless Head), which includes the recent single "Dey" featuring Damian Marley.

He made his stage debut at nine and became the lead vocalist in his father’s Egypt 80 band at the age of 14 following the elder Kuti’s passing in 1997. Since then, Seun and Egypt 80 have crisscrossed the world, recording a series of socially conscious and infectiously grooving albums including the hard-hitting Robert Glasper-produced A Long Way to the Beginning in 2014 and 2018’s relentless and compelling Black Times with guest Carlos Santana. His 2019 Night Dreamer Direct-To-Disc Sessions, is a document of a remarkable band and leader in action, recorded with no overdubs and no second takes.

These performances by Egypt 80 are priceless to fans of African music, since many musicians in the current lineup played with Fela during his life, and though Fela Kuti never played material from his studio recordings live, Seun typically includes a cross-section of his father’s greatest work alongside his own incisive compositions.

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Son of celebrated Nigerian afrobeat originator Fela Kuti, Seun Kuti has expanded the mix of Yoruban folk music, jazz, and funk to include contemporary influences, emerging as a self-assured artist possessed of deep passion and fearless conviction.

Seun Kuti has inherited not only the lyrical heft of his father’s legacy but also – thankfully – the musical stylings

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Seun Kuti has inherited not only the lyrical heft of his father’s legacy but also – thankfully – the musical stylings

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