Closing out this year's Chorus des Hauts-de-Seine Festival, Seun Kuti, the youngest sonof the legendary Afrobeat musician and human rights activist Fela Kuti,swagged upon the Parisian stage backed by his father's multitudinous band, Egypt 80. Their funky, soulful, rhythm-driven music has proven its timelessness, being as deep and exciting as it was decades ago.
Leadsinger and saxophonist like his father, Kuti has been on stage since childhood,opening for his father as early as nine years-old. After Fela's death in1997, Seun carried on the music at just 14. So it's no surprise that Seun inherited hisfather's talent, while bringing his own exuberant style to the spotlight.
Produced by ambient music's founding father Brian Eno, Seun Kuti's sophomore album with Egypt 80 sits at the front of the Afrobeat revival, bringing it's sound and political fervor to the current generation. Be the first to watch an exclusive clip of Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80perform "Slave Masters" off their latest album From Africa With Fury: Rise.