5 Jul 2011

Fela & Son's by expressyourselve....

As closing set tribute to Fela Kuti and his music is closing it with last tune in the song Water no got enemy.

Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti, born 16 June 1962, popularly known as Femi Kuti, is oldest son of Fela.

Femi was born in London to Fela and Remi Kuti and grew up in the former Nigerian capital, Lagos. His mother soon left his father, taking Femi to live with her. In 1977, though, Femi chose to move in with his father. Femi eventually became a member of his father's band.

Like his father, Femi has shown a strong commitment to social and political causes throughout his career.

Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti, born 1982, commonly known as Seun Kuti, is the youngest son of Fela. Seun leads his father's former band Egypt 80.

At the age of nine Seun expressed the wish to sing to his father. A short while later Seun started acting as a sort of mascot and would sing a few songs backed by Egypt 80 before his father took to the stage. Since then, Seun has followed the political and social ethos of his father.

After Fela’s death of AIDS in 1997 Seun, then only 14 years old, became the lead singer of Egypt 80.

About three-fourths of the current Egypt 80 line-up consists of musicians that not only played with Fela Kuti, but often were arrested and harassed alongside the founder of the Afrobeat movement.

Live sets consist of both new material and originals from Seun’s father. During his lifetime Fela Kuti never performed songs he had recorded.

This set is a display of political and social attitude of Kuti family.

1. Stubborn problems - Femi
2. Colonial Mentality - Fela
3. Think Africa - Seun
4. Missing link - Femi
5. 2000 blacks got to be free - Fela
6. Many things - Seun
7. Sorrow, Tears and Blood - Fela
8. Na oil - Seun
9. Water no get enemy - Femi

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