Femi Kuti, son of Fela Kuti, is an accomplished Nigerian singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist. Femi has carved out his own niche and blossomed into a well-regarded musician with two Grammy nominations as leader of his own band, The Positive Force. He’s continued the pioneering ways of his father in the seamless fusion of Afro-Beat and Jazz. However, Femi brings his own contemporary flare to the music incorporating elements of electro and funk and collaborations with artists including Mos Def and Common. His seriously intense social commentaries are masked with some of the most engaging and upbeat instrumental harmonies.
It’s 80 degrees and sunny – a perfect afternoon for some Femi.
Video for “Beng Beng Beng” and flyer after the jump.
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