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A Long Way To The Beginning

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 / Cartell
Featured: Week starting 31st March / Global Rhythm Pot / El Ritmo

The revolutionary Afrobeat maestro Fela Kuti left us in good hands. As the head of Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Seun, his son, is fully dedicated to meet and transcend his father’s political, social and musical mission.

One can easily sense the fury, dedication and rage of the lead singer simply by glimpsing through the album’s first track IMF. The Afrobeat rhythms are flawless, adding cheerfulness and intensity within a subject of opposing meaning, creating a certain balance of energies and perhaps a little bit of sarcasm…

For A Long Way To The Beginning, the prince of Afrobeat is collaborating with Nigerian singer Nneka, M-1 and Blitz the Ambassador. Co-produced by Robert Glasper, this exemplifies the artists’ prolificity within music.

Seun wishes to bring us back in time or actually make us pause for a while in order to evaluate the long existing social and political injustices in third world counties.

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