Femi Kuti


 

Album cover for 'Africa for Africa'

For those interested in Nigerian music and the Afrobeat scene, I found African singer Femi Kuti’s music really charged and lively. After hearing about him from a lecturer last year, I diligently turned up for his 2010 gig at the Metro Theatre in Sydney. The Metro is quite a small place for such a large performance, but it went of like a bang regardless. Kuti performed his popular Beng Beng Beng (1999) with his band Positive Force, accompanied by a string of musicians playing sax, trumpet, the works, as well as some enviably figured dancers. Femi Kuti is the son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, and has strong commitment to social and political movements. 

Here is the link to the video clip for Beng Beng Beng: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKpTYLQ5K9w

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