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Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80 Announce New Album: From Africa With Fury: Rise

Knitting Factory Records has just announced that Seun Anikulapo Kuti and Egypt 80 have teamed up again for a joint album, From Africa With Fury: Rise, set to come out on June 21st. The highly-anticipated album follows Kuti's critically-acclaimed Many Things, which dropped back in 2008. The new album is produced by Seun along with Brian Eno and John Reynolds. Backed by Egypt 80, this album is definitely going to be a must-have. Be sure to check back with Okayafrica for a full interview with Seun coming soon.


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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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