Giant Step Vault: Giant Step Vintage – 10th Anniversary, 2000

In 2001 we celebrated our 10th anniversary in style! Central Park Summerstage was the location and the line up was historic. Femi Kuti in full flight, a rare US appearance from Lamb, plus performances from Mark Anthony Jones and Tamango. DJs that day were Gilles Peterson and Ron Trent.

54th Annual Grammy Award Nominations

 

Nominees have been announced for the 2012 Grammys. Of course, we got the assumed contenders like Rihanna, Kanye, Nicki Minaj, Coldplay, Bon Iver, and yeah, Wiz Khalifa. But personally, we are especially excited about several of our prided projects getting nominated this year! And probably not surprising that miss Adele is definitely taking the cake here. Many congratulations to some great artists and musicians! The 54th Grammys will air on Feb 12th. For a full list of the nominees, click here.

Record Of The Year
Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Album Of The Year
21 – Adele

Song Of The Year
Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Best Pop Solo Performance
Someone Like You – Adele

Best Pop Vocal Album
21 – Adele

Best R&B Performance
Pieces Of Me – Ledisi
Is This Love – Corinne Bailey Rae
Far Away – Marsha Ambrosius

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Good Man – Raphael Saadiq

Best R&B Song
Pieces Of Me – Ledisi
Far Away – Marsha Ambrosius

Best R&B Album
Pieces Of Me – Ledisi
Second Chance – El DeBarge

Best Dance Recording
Call Your Girlfriend – Robyn

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Body Talk, Pt. 3 – Robyn

Best World Music Album
Africa For Africa – Femi Kuti

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
End Of Line (Photek Remix) – Daft Punk

Best Short Form Music Video
Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Best Long Form Music Video
Nine Types Of Light – TV On The Radio

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Tron Legacy – Daft Punk

Friends We Love Spend “120 Seconds” with Femi Kuti

Friends We Love spent 120 seconds with Femi Kuti following his incredible show on May 12th at El Rey in Los Angeles, and captured this passionate message. Make sure to check out the video to hear what Femi has to say about the importance of African unity and awareness, and check out photos of that night’s show.

Femi’s latest album Africa For Africa is in stores now.

Femi Kuti Plays “Africa for Africa” Live on Soundcheck

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Check out this footage from WNYC’s live performance program Soundcheck, featuring Femi Kuti & The Postive Force, a full 11-piece band. Here he performs the title track from his latest album, “Africa for Africa.” Today he will also be a featured guest on NPR at 3pm EST to discuss his music and politics – don’t miss it!

Africa for Africa the album is available now, as are tickets to Femi’s nationwide tour. Check a full list of tour dates and enter our contest to win tickets for the city of your choice.

Africa for Africa on iTunes | Amazon

Femi Kuti’s New Release – Africa for Africa + Win Tickets for US Tour

On his album Africa For Africa, released today, Femi Kuti articulates a raw and forceful call to the long tradition of Afrobeat. Recorded in the same studio where he produced his first recordings with his father Fela Kuti and his breakthrough solo album No Cause For Alarm?, Africa for Africa is in several ways a return to Femi’s roots. Deliberately less-produced than its predecessor Day by Day, it aims to present Afrobeat in its roughest, purest form. Femi continues to develop his activist voice on the new album, with the lyrics addressing government oppression and other modern problems in Africa, but the music retains a visceral power.

Win tickets to one of the following shows on Femi’s US Tour:
4/21 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
4/22 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
4/26 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
4/30 – Metro – Chicago – Chicago, IL
5/06 – Austin City Limits Live at Moody – Austin, TX
5/12 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
5/13 – Bimbo’s 365 Club – San Francisco, CA
More Tour Dates

Purchase Africa for Africa on iTunes | Amazon

Femi Kuti Official Site | Facebook