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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80's Boiler Room Concert

Watch Seun Kuti & Egypt 80's energy-packed concert with Boiler Room at London's legendary jazz club Ronnie Scott's.


Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 recently hosted an energy-packed live concert with Boiler Room at the legendary London jazz spot Ronnie Scott's. After an extended introduction by keyboardist Tajudeen Lekan Animashaun, who played in Fela's original Egypt 80 band along with several of the night's musicians, Seun Kuti came out to a rendition of his father's "Opposite People." 

"I start my shows with one of my father's songs as a sign of respect to the man," Seun mentioned as he and the band steamrolled through a lively set that also included "IMF," the M1 of Dead Prez-featuring lead single off his most recent album, "Black Woman," and "Higher Consciousness."

Seun Kuti's A Long Way To The Beginning LP (one of our favorite albums of 2014) saw the Nigerian musician collaborating with co-producer Robert Glasper to create a modern version of afrobeat, which blends the genre's classic sounds with contemporary social commentary. Watch Seun Kuti & Egypt 80's one hour and a half-long Boiler Room show, premiering here, below.

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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