In Collaboration with Carhartt Work In Progress
Black Times | Album Release show
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 live | Strut Records
Guy Dermosessian dj | Kalakuta Soul Records
Oluwa Seun ANIKULAPO-KUTI | Lead, Sax Alto, Clavier
Adedoyin ADEFOLARIN | Trumpet
Adebowale OSUNNIBU | Bariton Sax
Ojo Samuel DAVID | Tenor Sax
Oladimeji AKINYELE | Trumpet
Kunle JUSTICE | Bass
Joy OPARA | Vocal, Dancer
Iyabo ADENIRAN | Vocal, Dancer
David OBANYEDO | Lead Guitar
Oluwagbemiga ALADE | Guitar
Shina Niran ABIODUN | Drums
Kola ONASANYA | Giant Conga
Wale TORIOLA | Percussion
Okon IYAMBA | Shekere
Tickets available on KOKA36 | Eventim — DE | Resident Advisor
Presented by Cosmo | Digital in Berlin | ASK HELMUT
“Here I’m giving honour to my parents and to every revolutionary who has made a difference, many of them from before I was born.”
If there is one sound that is sure to get you dancing, it is that sweet afro-beat. Carrying important political messages, it always brings the people together. With his latest album 'Black Times' released this March, J.A.W Family are honoured to present Seun Kuti, youngest son of late and legendary Fela Kuti for the release of his new Album on the excellent UK-based label Strut Records. Black Times is the fourth album by Seun and Fela's original Band Egypt 80, his most accomplished and honest album yet.
A killer saxophonist and powerful lyricist, Seun is a pioneer of afrobeat music like his father performing with the renowned Egypt 80. For his last opus, he has worked alongside the likes of Robert Glasper, Carlos Santana, Hiatus Kaiyote or Yasiin Bey (alias Mos Def) who add to the classic sound. Seun keeps his words socially conscious and politically forceful, mixing it with the upbeat and irresistable afrobeat groove. We are sure that in the intimate Festsaal Kreuzberg, it will heat up fast.
Opening the night for Seun Kuti is Guy Dermosessian, a Family friend & a man with a great knowledge of African music and everything that can touch your soul. Owner of the excellent Kalakuta Soul Records, this Bochum-based label has releases from the likes of Sadar Bahar, Waxist, Zaf Lovevinyl or Ed Motta and celebrates world music gems with the aim of keeping people dancing.