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Seun Kuti, Son of Fela, Performs In San Diego

Above: Seun Kuti and Africa 80 performed at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach.

Aired 7/13/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.

West Africa has produced some amazing musicians and Seun Kuti is the son of one of the best loved, Fela Kuti. Fela Kuti died in 1997 and Seun took over as vocalist for his band "Africa 80" when he was just 14 years old. Seun's music is connected to the real world struggles in his country today: political upheaval, corruption, powerful oil companies, the ongoing push to break out of poverty. He's just released his second album "From Africa with Fury: Rise" and he's here in San Diego performing at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach tonight!

West Africa has produced some amazing musicians and Seun Kuti is the son of one of the best loved, Fela Kuti. Fela Kuti died in 1997 and Seun took over as vocalist for his band "Africa 80" when he was just 14 years old. Seun's music is connected to the real world struggles in his country today: political upheaval, corruption, powerful oil companies, the ongoing push to break out of poverty. He's just released his second album "From Africa With Fury: Rise" and he's here in San Diego performing at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach tonight!

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Seun Kuti is a Nigerian musician and vocalist for Africa 80. His new album is called "From Africa With Fury: Rise."

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