Femi Kuti


Femi Kuti Announces North American Summer Tour 2022

Femi Kuti confirmed details of tour dates across North America this summer. Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti’s eldest son will hit the road with the 12-piece The Positive Force ensemble from June 9 to July 17 in support of his Grammy-nominated 2021 album, Legacy +. The project kicks off the...
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Femi Kuti & The Positive Force announce 2022 tour ft Mádé Kuti

Last year, Femi Kuti and Mádé Kuti -- the son and grandson, respectively, of Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti -- released Legacy +: Stop The Hate which is up for two 2022 Grammys. The record coincided with Mádé Kuti's solo debut, For(e)ward, which were both released by Partisan Records on the same day. If you haven't checked those records out you can stream them below.
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Fela Box Set #5, by Chris Martin and Femi Kuti

After Erykah Badu, Brian Eno, Questlove and Ginger Baker have all had their turns selecting box set contents from the Fela catalogue, it’s understandable that many of the most memorable songs and jams are already in the pot. (Ginger Baker tapped my personal favorite, “Roforofo Fight.”) But Chris Martin and Femi Kuti have nevertheless come up with a rich set from what remains, especially for its focus on the peak creative years of Africa 70, the band with which Fela first articulated his penetrating critique of Nigeria’s official corruption and systematic oppression of the poor, and the band that featured the inimitable Tony Allen on drums.

Grammy nominations 2022: Wizkid, Rocky Dawuni, Femi Kuti, Angelique Kidjo Best Global Music Album category and how di recording academy dey pick di winner

Di Grammy academy announce im nominees for di 64th awards ceremony on Tuesday, 23, November, 2021. Di Recording Academy reveal di nominations for all 86 categories for di 2022 GRAMMYs Awards show. Inside di categories, Nigerian musician Wizkid and Femi Kuti get nomination for di Best Global Music Album among...

Femi Kuti and Chris Martin Co-Curate ‘Fela Boxset 5’

Femi Kuti, the renowned multi-instrumentalist son of legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin have teamed up to co-curate Fela Boxset 5. The set is expected to ship in December and it’s available for preorder. The latest volume in the series comprises seven albums: Why Black Man Dey Suffer, Noise for Vendor Mouth, Kalakuta Show, Excuse O, Ikoyi Blindness, Original Sufferhead, and Overtake Don Overtake Overtake. Each record has been recreated from the original vinyl pressings, including the vinyl label and cover artwork. It also comes packaged with a 20-page booklet with introductions from Martin and Femi Kuti, and in-depth commentaries for each album penned by journalist and Afrobeat historian Chris May. The full-color booklet includes stills from the 1982 documentary, Music Is the Weapon. It also includes a poster designed by Nigerian artist Lemi Ghariokwu, who created 29 of Fela Kuti’s LP covers. Fela Boxset 5 will have a limited run of 4,000 copies. In September, Femi Kuti and Coldplay both performed during Global Citizen Live, with Kuti leading the Lagos concert lineup and Coldplay heading up the show in New York City.

Caribbean Heritage Month + Papa Wemba, Erroll Garner, Femi Kuti, Dobet Ghanore & Paul McCartney

Global Village remembers one of the great voices of African music, Papa Wemba, on his birthday. The show features music from Zaiko Langa Langa, a popular group he cofounded and where he first rose to stardom; his acclaimed Viva La Musica lineup; in appearances as a special guest with Manu Dibango and with the Big Blue Ball project from RealWorld; and in covers of his songs from Africando and Juan Luis Guerra.

Femi Kuti and Made Kuti continue Afrobeat legacy in two-part album

Nigerian musicians are having their moment. Last month, Burna Boy and Wizkid won big at the Grammy Awards. And now, legendary musician Fela Kuti has been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. For decades, Fela Kuti pioneered the popular Afrobeat genre — a term he coined in...

New Tunes at Two This Week: Femi Kuti, Southern Culture on the Skids, and More

This week, in addition to hosting your Fat Tuesday soundtrack with Mardi Gras tunes all day long, we will continue to have some great new releases to feature during New Tunes at Two. The artist lineup for this week includes Femi Kuti (2/15), Southern Culture on the Skids (2/16), Clint Roberts (2/17) and various well-known artists singing songs from Johnny Cash's writings (2/18). Join us Monday through Thursday during the 2pm hour as we highlight tracks from new music that has recently been released or will be released soon!

Femi Kuti and Made Kuti – Legacy+

Life under the shadow of an iconic relative has to be hard to break free from, but Femi and Made Kuti manage this with a sleek updating of the legendary Fela Kuti’s sound into an accessible and relevant meld of musical politics that engages with its energy. Fela was a Nigerian cultural, musical and political legend who came to global acclaim in the ’70s with his pioneering Afrobeat movement, meshing together Afro-Cuban, traditional Yoruba, Ghanian highlife, psychedelic rock, funk, jazz and a sprinkling of soul music into a hypnotic mélange that could move feet, minds and social mountains.
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Femi Kuti and Made Kuti: Legacy+ review – Afrobeat's first family look forward

Much like the Marleys and reggae, the Ali Khans and Sufism or the Shankars and raga, Fela Kuti’s family name has long been synonymous with Afrobeat. The Kuti dynasty is one that perpetuates an artful blend of Ghanaian highlife melody with undulating funk rhythm, celebratory soul vamps and a fierce socio-political message, ever since Fela’s breakout in the 1970s.