Don't miss afrobeat royalty Seun Kuti live at Thekla this monthPosted on: 05 Nov 2018
Seun Kuti, youngest son of legendary afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, is set to perform live at Bristol's Thekla on Tuesday 20th November alongside the full Egypt 80 band. Tickets for the show are still available in limited numbers - act now and book yours via the link below to avoid missing out!
Earmarked for a career in music from an early age having been performing on stage with Egypt 80 since the age of nine, Seun Kuti has more than lived up to his legendary name over the years to become one of the defining acts of the afrobeat sound.
The youngest son of Fela Kuti, Seun started performing alongside his father with the band before his untimely death in 1997, and has assumed the role of lead singer ever since. Seun has proudly followed the political and social ideals of his father and over the course of the last twenty years has added his own twist to his music, borrowing from various African legacies and traditions to reflect the continent's identity and numerous struggles.
Roughly three-quarters of the current Egypt 80 lineup consists of original members that not only played alongside Fela Kuti, but often were arrested and harassed alongside the Afrobeat founder during countless incidents in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. As a result, the true spirit of their music still shines through, offering an unrivalled tribute to the late originator as well as one of the most accomplished afrobeat live sets of any group in the world.
Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 are currently touring the UK and Europe to promote their new album, Black Times, which counts the likes of Carlos Santana, Yasiin Bey a.k.a Mos Def and Hiatus Kaiyote’s Nai Palm among its collaborators.
Tickets for Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 live at Thekla on Tuesday 20th November are on sale now and can be found here. For more information on the show or to check out what else is coming up at Thekla, visit their website or check out their Facebook page.
Having moved to Bristol from Cornwall in 2015, Matt recently completed a degree in Journalism at UWE. He is keen on a wide variety of musical genres, as well as taking an interest in art and illustration, producing his own work in his spare time. Matt makes the most of Bristol's diverse nightlife and attends live music and club nights regularly. Get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.