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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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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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