Out Of Africa: Nigeria’s Seun Kuti And His Egypt 80 Band To Embark On North American Tour

Nigerian recording artist Seun Kuti and his Egypt 80 band will embark on a tour of North America from 8 June to 27 July. 

This will be the band’s first appearance in North America since 2022 when they headlined The Independent in San Francisco.

The tour, presented by Django Music, includes 18 dates, of which two performances – in New York and Chicago – will be free. They will join New Orleans-based brass ensemble The Soul Rebels as special guests in San Diego and Los Angeles, and open for Red Hot Chili Peppers in Toronto and Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

On tour, the youngest son of Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti will play selected music from an extensive catalogue that perpetuates the genre pioneered by his father, fusing West African rhythms with American funk and jazz, all infused with socially conscious messages.

Seun Kuti, who took over leadership of the Egypt 80 band following the death of his father in 1997, is renowned for his activism and socially conscious music. The 41-year-old has collaborated with acts like Calle 13, Jidenna, Janelle Monae and the late Sinead O’Connor. In 2018 his album Black Times was nominated in the World Music category at the Grammys. In 2019, he was named one of the “100 Most Influential People” by TIME Magazine for his music and activism. 

See more about the tour here.


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