7.30.2014

5 Facts Rolling Stone Learned From the ‘Finding Fela’ documentary

“He was a lover, a fighter, a political activist, a polygamist, a thorn in the Nigerian government’s side, a bestselling recording artist, the basis for a hit Broadway show, a band leader, and most importantly, an African. Alex Gibney’s Finding …

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7.29.2014

Finding Fela Soundtrack out today!

The Finding Fela soundtrack is out today on Knitting Factory Records! Includes 17 of Fela’s classic tracks ++ a never-before released live version of “Colonial Mentality” recorded at the New Afrika Shine in Fela’s hometown of Lagos and features Femi …

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7.24.2014

Finding Fela Soundtrack || Now Streaming on AV Club!!!

“Even if you haven’t had the chance to see director Alex Gibney’s new documentary about Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, Finding Fela, one thing is already for certain: It has a killer soundtrack.” Head over to AV Club to listen to …

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7.22.2014

Fans praise Finding Fela at London Sundance Film Festival!

Coming to a theater near you Aug. 1st! 8/1-7 – IFC Center – New York, NY 8/8-10 & 8/15-17 ONLY – Martha’s Vineyard Film Society – Vineyard Haven, MA 8/8-14 – Landmark Chez Artiste – Denver, CO 8/8-14 – The …

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7.15.2014

The Current’s Song of the Day – Seun Kuti – “African Airways”

Today’s song of the day is “African Airways” by Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 from their album A Long Way to the Beginning. Download HERE from The Current

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7.10.2014

Seun Kuti on Esquire’s “Best Summer Jams from World’s Hottest Places”

“I have many memories from a trip to the legendary Shrine nightclub in Lagos, Nigeria: sweating more than I ever have in my life, partying till dawn with a bunch of Nigerians who wouldn’t stop dancing and buying me drinks, …

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6.27.2014

Popmatters gives Seun Kuti’s new album a 9/10!

“This is a well-oiled, veteran operation, with a fiery leader capable of carrying the torch of Afrobeat to far borders and bringing the music to new heights.” Read the full review HERE  

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6.26.2014

Finding Fela trailer ++ featured screenings

Watch the official trailer for Finding Fela and get your tickets now for a screening in your town! www.findingfela.com –FILM SCREENINGS– 6/27 – Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival – Chilmark – MA 7/11 – Railroad Square Cinema – Waterville – ME 8/1-8/7 – …

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6.19.2014

Afropop reviews Seun Kuti concert in NYC

Seun Kuti has grown into his role as a principle torchbearer of Afrobeat, the globally loved Nigerian musical genre created by his late father Fela Kuti. After Fela died in 1997, his youngest son inherited the old man’s band, Egypt …

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6.18.2014

NPR Morning Editions || Seun Kuti

Seun Anikulapo Kuti stopped by NPR Morning Edition to discuss his new album, “A Long Way To The Beginning,” Fela Kuti, and his vision for for a better Nigeria. Listen to the full interview HERE

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