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VIDEO: Seun Kuti Rips Hip-Hop A New One

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Seun rips today's commercial hip-hop artists a new one, talks about polygamy and monogamy ("one wife too many"), his dream collabo, and how he'll keep the afrobeat flame alive forever. (As Seun and Fela's  fans like to quote, the elder Kuti's name  is an acronym for "For Ever Lives Afrobeat" - or "Africa" - you choose.)

According to Rolling Stone, Seun's sophomore album, From Africa With Fury: Rise, co-produced with Brian Eno, simply "burns." Backed by his father's band Egypt 80, he'll def be burning it up at the Propsect Park Bandshell tomorrow night (FREE!) and follows up with an  intimate set at S.O.B's next Wednesday.

More tour dates after the jump.

July 22, Celebrate Brooklyn, Brooklyn NY

July 23, Grassroots Festival, Trumansburg NY

July 24, Hillside Festival, Guelph, Ontario

July 27, SOB's, NYC

July 29, Manuel Artime Theater, Miami FL

July 30, FloydFest X, Floyd VA

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10 African Films That Deal With Protest Culture & History

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression, and this has been represented significantly in cinema.

Around the world, Nigerians in the diaspora have picked up the mantle of protesting peacefully against police brutality and violence. These gatherings are a direct extension of the nationwide protests that were brought to a tragic halt in Lagos after soldiers of the Nigerian army fired guns at peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate venue.

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression and this has been represented significantly in cinema. This list, while not an exhaustive one, attempts to contextualize this rich cinematic history, tracing the complex and diverse ways that protest culture have been reflected in African film. From influential classics that are now considered required viewing to fascinating portraits of individual resistance, these films are proof that the struggle continues, regardless.

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