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NYC: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 with Faaji Agba in Prospect Park this Friday!


On Friday (7/22) Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will be joining Faaji Agba for Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Bandshell. This multi-generational show is part of a yearlong celebration commemorating Nigeria’s 50th anniversary of independence. Seun, the son of Nigerian revolutionary and inventor of "afrobeat," Fela Kuti, has been singing along side his father’s band, Egypt 80, since he was nine years old.  As a vocalist and saxophonist he uses his music to teach and bring awareness to African youth, blending contemporary sounds with traditional afrobeat rhythms to create afro-pop filled with fierce beats and dynamic, funky energy.

Faaji Agba’s roster includes prior members of Fatai Rolling Dollar, Prince ‘Eji’ Oyewole, and Chief Seni Tejuoso in addition to other Nigerian musicians. Together, they are bringing back traditional Nigerian sounds like juju, faaji and agidigbo.

Rain or shine, gates open at 6pm and the show starts at 7 pm.

And guess what? It’s FREE! (Though $3 donations are welcomed)

Deets:

Celebrate Brooklyn! @ The Prospect Park Bandshell

Location

9th Street & Prospect Park West

Brooklyn, NY 11215

CLICK HERE for more info.

Check out this video of Seun Kuti performing with Egypt 80 in Rio, below.

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Watch Focalistic & Vigro Deep’s New Music Video For ‘Ke Star’

The 'Lockdown Level 1 anthem' has come to life through fire visuals.

South African artist Focalistic has released a music video to accompany his hit single, "Ke Star" featuring Vigro Deep.

The rising artist continues solidifying his place with his effortless skill of blending his hip-hop roots with a love for amapiano.

South Africans certainly loved it enough to let it into their homes. Social media users quickly began sharing videos of themselves dancing away their lockdown woes to "Ke Star," helping share the track all over the world.

Directed by Steezus in Focalistic's childhood stomping ground, Ga-Rankuwa, Zone 2, the artist mentions: "The video was to try to explain the song in its fullest form and more importantly tell a genuine South African story. We're pushing a movement and there has to be visual representation." He certainly is representing the nation with pride.


Watch the music video for "Ke Star" here.


Focalistic Ke Star (Official Music Video) ft Vigro Deep www.youtube.com

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