Femi Kuti & the Positive Force

Femi Kuti & the Positive Force

Remi Adetiba Femi Kuti

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Past Event
$25

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Boulder Theater
2032 14th St.
Boulder, CO  80302
303-786-7030
Femi Kuti is the eldest son of Afrobeat pioneer, controversial political figure and human-rights activist Fela Kuti. In 1977, when Femi started playing saxophone in one of his father’s bands, Egypt 80, the Nigerian music world was in the midst of great turmoil. Fela’s band Afrika 70 had released its notorious album Zombie, which was openly critical of the military. The album set off an attack by government soldiers during which Fela was severely beaten; his mother was thrown from a window and died from her injuries. Femi is not credited as a player on any of his father’s band’s albums, and by the late ’80s, he formed his own band as an outlet for his songwriting. Femi Kuti & the Positive Force quickly became an Afrobeat act of note, carrying on the family tradition of making music infused with sharp social critique and political activism.
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