Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Meadows World Music Ensemble

Wed, September 27, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$20

This event is all ages

Sean Kuti & Egypt 80
Sean Kuti & Egypt 80
Seun Kuti is the youngest son of legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. At the age of nine, Seun expressed the wish to sing to his father. A short while later Seun started performing with his father and the band, until his father’s untimely death in 1997. Seun, then only 14 years old, assumed the role as lead singer of Egypt 80.

Ever since, Seun has followed the political and social ethos of his father. Along the way, he began to add his own twist to the music, digging deep into various African traditions to reflect the continent’s struggles and cultures. About three quarters 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.

Seun Kuti has toured the world and released several albums.
Meadows World Music Ensemble
Meadows World Music Ensemble
The Meadows World Music Ensemble, under the direction of Jamal Mohamed, explores music from cultures and continents around the globe. The group combines traditional instruments from Africa, Asia and Latin America with standard western orchestral instruments to create unique interpretations of traditional folk melodies as well as original compositions. Hot drumming and imaginative improvisation are hallmarks of the group’s concerts, which have featured such guest artists as Glen Velez, Poovalur Sriji and K. Sridhar, among others.
Venue Information:
Trees
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://treesdallas.com/