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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - Think Africa

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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - Think Africa
(12") Still Music STILLM023, 2007-06-26

Tracklisting :
A1. Think Africa
A2. Think Africa (radio edit)
A3. Think Africa (bonus beats)
B1. Na Oil
B2. Na Oil (radio edit)
B3. Na Oil (bonus beats)

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Press Release :
Seun Kuti is presenting his first release, recorded together with Egypt 80, the legendary band of his father Fela. More than his brother Femi, Seun has succeded in catching the heavy afro funk vibe of Fela Kuti, without being only a faint copy.

Seun Kuti is Fela Anikulapo Kuti's last son. Seun's father, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, was Nigeria's most beloved popular musician and most acerbic social critic until his death in 1997. Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, one of Africa s best-known pop music stars in the 1970s and 1980s and known for his songs criticizing the Nigerian military junta.

While Seun is the front man, a star in his own right who is routinely recognized by fans on the streets of Lagos, in many ways Egypt 80 is still his father's band.

In artistic terms, Seun has just finished to record two original tracks, " Think Africa " and Fire Dance " to be soon released in vinyl 12 inches and on iTunes in order to innovate his own style.

Seun hopes to offer his listeners a slightly different message from his father's. "I want to make Afrobeat for my generation. Instead of 'get up and fight,' it's going to be 'get up and think,'" he says. Seun once said "I have to play my father's songs until I'm ready." With an album of his own creations in the works, presumably he's finally set to stake his own musical claim instead of trading on his father's name.

In so doing, perhaps he can muster the kind of iconic voice and presence that made Fela one of his generation's most politically influential cultural artists. It's already clear that Seun's name and music resonate with a new generation of Nigerians, many of whom are too young to remember his father's heyday.

No, it can't be easy to be a leader to the teeming, aggressive and often undisciplined legions of Nigeria's youth. But maybe Seun Kuti is one man for the job.

"Think Africa" is a political satire aimed at African politicians asking them to treat their People as if they were their own parents.

"Na Oil" is another song aimed at the African rulers, asking to take serious notice of the poverty and problems of their People instead of constantly fighting between each other and steal money.


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gavcee gavcee ·  22 December 2007, 23:17

does anybody know where I can buy this track MP3

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