Seun Kuti - Son Of Afrobeat Legend Fela Kuti Releases New EP - Struggle Sounds Out Now Features Politically Charged Single "Gimme My Vote Back"

ON TOUR WITH LAURYN HILL THIS AUTUMN

Sep 30, 2016

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Seun Kuti (SHAY-OON KOO-TEE) releases his new 3-song EP Struggle Sounds on Sony Music Masterworks. Co-produced by Robert Glasper, the EP features the single "Gimme My Vote Back (C.P.C.D.)" where C.P.C.D. stands for Corporate Public Control Department.

SEUN KUTI RELEASES NEW EP "STRUGGLE SOUNDS" OUT NOW

The son of the late Nigerian Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, Seun recorded the EP with Egypt 80, his father's original band. Written by Seun, the three songs on the album "Struggle Sounds," "Gimme My Vote Back (C.P.C.D.)," and "African Dreams" have strong social and political messages – a theme that Seun weaves into all of this music.

"More than ever we are convinced of our mission and the purpose of our music," says Seun.  "The Struggle Sounds EP is a true reflection of my social and political beliefs. I give honor to my parents and every revolutionary who made this possible even before I was born."

This November, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will open on tour for Lauryn Hill. He will headline his own tour – details forthcoming.

About Seun Kuti
Seun Kuti is the youngest son of legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. At the age of nine, Seun expressed the wish to sing to his father. A short while later Seun started performing with his father and the band, until his father's untimely death in 1997. Seun, then only 14-years-old, assumed the role as lead singer of Egypt 80.  Ever since, Seun has followed the political and social ethos of his father. Along the way, he began to add his own twist to the music, digging deep into various African traditions to reflect the continent's struggles and cultures.  About three-quarters of the current Egypt 80 line-up consists of musicians that not only played with Fela Kuti, but often were arrested and harassed alongside the founder of the Afrobeat movement. Seun Kuti has toured the world and previously released three albums. 

TOUR DATES








Nov 01

Copley Symphony Hall

San Diego, CA

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Nov 03

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

San Francisco, CA

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Nov 04

Greek Theatre

Berkeley, CA

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Nov 06

McCaw Hall

Seattle, WA

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Nov 08

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Vancouver, Canada

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Nov 10

Keller Auditorium

Portland, OR

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Nov 12

Foundry Hall

Las Vegas, NV

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Nov 13

Comerica Theatre

Phoenix, AZ

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Nov 27

Moody Theatre

Austin, TX

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Nov 29

Aztec Theater

San Antonio, TX

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Dec 01

Saenger Theatre

New Orleans, LA

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Dec 06

Mahaffey Theater

St Petersburg, FL

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Dec 08

House of Blues

Orlando, FL

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Dec 11

The Ritz

Raleigh, NC

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Dec 13

Old National Centre - Murat Theatre

Indianapolis, IN

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Dec 15

Louisville Palace Theatre

Louisville, KY

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Dec 18

The Fillmore Silver Spring

Silver Spring, MD

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Buy Struggle Sounds EP here:
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Listen to the Struggle Sounds EP here:
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Apple Music - http://smarturl.it/SeunKuti-am

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