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Seun Kuti, The Egypt 80, Afromassive 

When: Sat., March 17, 8 p.m. 2012
Two months ago, Seun Kuti was protesting the removal of fuel subsidies as part of Occupy Nigeria. Now, two months into his 30th year, he's back on tour with his dad Fela's world-famous band, Egypt 80. Being a funky protester is Fela's legacy, one Seun has been upholding since he was just 14 with absolute conviction: The lyrics of last year's From Africa with Fury: Rise catalog atrocities perpetrated by the white man, the police, the military, and other objectionable characters. But the music imagines a world of justice and sunshine, where people are too busy dancing to oppress each other. Egypt 80 still perform many of Fela Kuti's classics, and even though they now collaborate with Western luminaries like Brian Eno, they have held on to all the best elements of Afrobeat—horns, layers of percussion, call-and-response choruses, and Seun's signature saxophone. REBECCA WILSON

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