On his fourth album, Black Times, with his father’s Egypt 80 ensemble, Seun Kuti delivers a smartly distilled primer on the power of Afrobeat. The 35-year-old bandleader and saxophonist is the youngest son of Fela Kuti, the Afrobeat pioneer who started his own Movement of the People party.
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Strut – STRUT163LP
Vinyl, 2LP, Album
2018 - Gatefold
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Growing up to the world as Fela Kuti’s son will naturally always cast something of a shadow over Seun Kuti’s music, but Black Times comes across as both a respectful reminder of his legacy and a demonstration of Kuti’s own fresh talent. Humble enough to acknowledge his place in a grander lineage, “Last Revolutionary” features Kuti embarking on a metaphysical roll call. “I be Marcus Garvey/I be Kwame Ture/I be Shaka Zulu,” he proudly proclaims, before delivering the knowing kicker: “I be Fela Kuti.”
|B1||Corporate Public Control Department (C.P.C.D.)|
|B2||Kuku Kee Me|
|C1||Bad Man Lighter (B.M.L.)|
|D2||Theory Of Goat And Yam|
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