Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

The Details

Seun’s father, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, was Nigeria’s most beloved popular musician and most acerbic social critic until his death in 1997. Seun began his musical career at nine years of age opening for his father with Egypt 80. Keeping his father’s spirit alive Seun still performs with the same band, a power-house of explosive dance grooves, the hookiest basslines, big spectacle and politicised energy. Much of the magic of their live shows derives from the energetic exchange between at least 18 musicians and dancers. It’s a full-on, funk sound that’ll take you to the edge and back.

Doors 9pm

Advance tickets $25 at Bop City, Orbitz, Tarbells, Sound Advice or by phone 334-4885 or $30 at the door