Seun Kuti is an unbelievable force in Nigerian Music – having inherited his father Fela Kuti’s band, he is now the crowned king of Afrobeat. Having not been eclipsed by his father, who was the biggest 20th century star of African music, for some, Seun now outshines him. His music, dance, politics and funky Yoruba Afrobeat never let tradition down and Seun plays with such dynamism, precision and energy that everyone lucky enough to have seen his father’s show live, is left in awe of his son Seun.
Fela’s archetypal sound was a big band fusion of traditional rhythms and music fused with the boldest brass that brought funk, jazz and a rich sense of black urban America.