Seun Kuti Releases From Africa With Fury: Rise + Wax Poetics Interview, Tour Dates, & Contest to Win Tickets


From Africa With Fury: Rise is the sophomore release from Seun Anikulapo Kuti and shows the Egypt 80 leader coming into his own voice. With a new confidence, Kuti took this opportunity to be daring in his craft and make this work “completely different” from his first album. The album is produced by the legendary Brian Eno and John Reynolds, and boasts a fiery spirited sound sure to move the masses. So move, and don’t miss one of “today’s most incendiary live acts” who will also be touring the US this summer. Enter to win tickets to shows in San Francisco, San Diego, and Miami.

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Wax Poetics interview and tour dates after the jump

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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