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Fiesta Bombarda bring Afrobeat legend Seun Kuti to Leeds

Fiesta Bombarda bring Afrobeat legend Seun Kuti to Leeds
Written by esmedavies  13/02/2017

Ok everyone, clear your diaries, because Fiesta Bombarda is coming to town. And if that wasn’t enough, they’re bringing to Leeds a man who can only be described as an Afrobeat legend, a man who has kept the flame of his father’s passion burning bright. Thats right, Seun Kuti, ladies and gentleman, along with his band Egypt 80.

On Tuesday 21st March, the stunning venue Church will be transformed into a into vibrant carnival utopia, as Seun, one of the true modern leaders of the Afrobeat genre joins Fiesta Bombarda with his high energy live show, performing his father's back catalogue as well as his own scintillating material.

The fight against oppression and inequality in Africa is passionately expressed through Seun’s music,which he performs along side his father’s band. Now about three quarters of the current Egypt 80 line up consists of musicians that not only played alongside Fela Kuti, but often were arrested and harassed alongside the founder of the Afrobeat movement. With them, Seun Kuti has toured the world and previously released three albums.

Seun is the youngest son of the great Fela Kuti, the founder of the Afrobeat movement. At only 14 years old, after the untimely death of his father, Seun assumed the role as lead singer of Egypt 80. Ever since, Seun has followed the political and social ethos of his father. Along the way, he began to add his own twist to the music, digging deep into African traditions to reflect the continents struggles and cultures.

The deep rooted passion that runs in the life blood of this genre makes it impossible to not feel something in the presence of Seun’s music. In a movement that calls for freedom and identity, dancing is absolutely essential. This really is one of the unmissable events of 2017.

Get involved! This event runs from 7pm until 12 am, at the iconic venue Church in Leeds.
Tickets ranging from £16.50 - £22.50 available on skiddle http://bit.ly/2kOCaHF

Blog written by Esme Davies / Fiesta Bombarda

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