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
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Femi Kuti to Release Africa for Africa + Tour Dates

In a career spanning over twenty years, Femi Kuti has been able to find his own voice while preserving the memory of his father, Fela Kuti. Following his 2008 album Day By Day and ushering in a more aggressive but pointed style of music, Africa for Africa will be released on March 22nd on Knitting Factory Records. Femi’s offerings on Africa for Africa show that although an heir in the family lineage of Fela, Femi is carving out his own space in the great history of Afrobeat and African Music.  Africa for Africa aims to present Afrobeat in its rough, purest form.  After the jump, get more info and check out Femi’s upcoming North American tour dates for April and May.

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Quantic Caliventura Vinyl Contest + Tour Dates

The Caliventura EP, out on March 15th, consists of remixes by Cut Chemist, J-Boogie, Jeremy Sole, Daedelus and DJ Day, from Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro’s immensely acclaimed Tradition In Transition. The Caliventura EP also features an alternative, previously unreleased version of the album track “Albela,” and you can preview all these new tracks below.  This essential 12” comes in a full color picture sleeve featuring a photograph taken in Colombia by the celebrated LA-based photographer B+ (Mochilla). Inside the sleeve, you’ll also find an exclusive download card with all vinyl tracks as MP3s, plus five bonus goodies.

Enter to Win a free 12″ of the The Caliventura EP.

Pre-order from FatBeats.com – Out March 15th via Tru Thoughts

Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro – Caliventura EP by Tru Thoughts

Bruno Mars & Janelle Monáe Announce North American Tour, “Hooligans in Wondaland” + Dates with Plan B

Bruno Mars and Janelle Monáe have announced a co-headlining tour with their respective Hooligans and Androids, called “Hooligans in Wondaland.” Ticket bundle presales (including a Janelle package with meet-and-greet and exclusive release) begin on Thursday 2/17 and public on-sale starts Saturday 2/26.

Check out the full tour schedule, including dates with Plan B and Mayer Hawthorne, after the jump.

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Adele Announces North American Tour

Tickets for Adele‘s North American tour go on sale this Friday. Along with the full tour, she’s playing a semi-private event in NYC this Friday – head over to Brooklyn Vegan and IHeartRadio to get more info and to win tickets.

Check the full list of tour dates after the jump, and go to Adele’s blog for some personal insight into her shows. Don’t forget to pick up the highly acclaimed new album 21 on February 22nd.

Pre-order 21 on iTunes

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