Fela may be gone, but his torch still burns. His charismatic son Seun Kuti, far from becoming an imitation of his father, has carved out his own niche. His three albums – most recently A Long Way to the Beginning (2014) – take afrobeat to a frantic, punchy place, with so many instruments as to feel almost claustrophobic. This is music of overwhelming frenzy, with lyrics that pummel the darkside of Western capitalism.
Kuti will appear six times at the legendary jazz club Ronnie Scotts, playing both evening and late sessions on each date. He will be joined by Egypt ’80, Fela’s band, who largely retain their original line-up. Expect a mixture of Seun’s own music with some of his father’s classics. If you’re a fan of Fela, don’t miss this chance to witness his astonishing legacy.
|What||Seun Kuti, Ronnie Scott’s|
|Where||Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, 47 Frith Street, London, W1D 4HT | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Leicester Square (underground)|
On 09 May 15, Two sets, 6pm-9.30pm and 10pm-12.15pm
On 12 Jun 15, Two sets, 6pm-9.30pm and 10pm-12.15pm
On 13 Jun 15, Two sets, 6pm-9.30pm and 10pm-12.15pm
|Website||Click here to book via the Ronnie Scott’s website|