Video: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80′s “Rise” + US Tour Dates

Leading up to the June 21st release of his new album From Africa With Fury: Rise, Seun Anikulapo Kuti, the prodigious son of legend Fela Kuti, brings to us his video for the single “Rise”. As if the title of the video wasn’t already clear enough, Seun immediately lets us know that his message is a powerful one by staring directly at the camera proclaiming, “Our stomachs are still empty.” Directors Juliet Rios & Gabe Imlay do a great job of capturing Seun and his dancers as they flex their Afrobeat performance chops.

Seun also announced his US Tour dates for this summer, backed by his band Egypt 80, the combo first fronted by his renowned father.

More Info + Streams on From Africa With Fury: Rise

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US Tour
7/13 Belly Up – San Diego, CA
7/15 Grand Performances – Los Angeles, CA
7/16 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
7/17 Reggae On The River – Garberville, CA
7/20 Artown – Reno, NV
7/22 Celebrate Brooklyn – Brooklyn, NY
7/23 Grassroots Festival – Trumansburg, NY
7/24 Hillside Festival – Guelph, ON
7/29 Manuel Artime Theater – Miami, FL
7/30 Floydfest – Floyd, VA