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    Happy to see some nice Afrobeat representation. Seun is Fela's youngest son.
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    Default Re: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 are playing COACHELLA 2012

    Yes I'm so fucking pumped. Afrobeat in the desert, doesn't get much better.

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    Default Re: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 are playing COACHELLA 2012

    This is an interesting min-interview. Really smart and passionate guy.


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    Default Re: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 are playing COACHELLA 2012

    With Tony Allen on drums??? This will easily be one of the most under appreciated sets of the weekend.

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    Default Re: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 are playing COACHELLA 2012

    Not missing this.

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    Default Re: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 are playing COACHELLA 2012

    Any album recommendations?

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    Default Re: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 are playing COACHELLA 2012

    If he has Kuti as a last name, you probably can't go wrong by seeing his set. I stumbled on Femi Kuti at Bonnaroo a few years ago, and it was a fun and interesting set. That whole family is pretty awesome.

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    Default Re: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 are playing COACHELLA 2012

    Glad to see others are excited about this. This set is going to be a lot of fun.

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    I'm actually very excited for this, it will be one of the weekend highlights.
    Just trying to get a word in.

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    Default Re: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 are playing COACHELLA 2012

    Someone post more videos.

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    Default Re: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 are playing COACHELLA 2012

    Very excited for this, most definitely going to be there

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    Yes! One of the few "lower tier" (not meant disparagingly) acts I'm really looking forward to seeing. Hope they're not too early in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosurprises12 View Post
    Someone post more videos.
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    He's got a pretty powerful stage presence. This would be great on the main stage in the late afternoon as sort of a warm-up to Dre & Snoop later.

    There's gonna be more weed at coachella this year than ever before.
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    Default Re: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 are playing COACHELLA 2012

    This is one of my most anticipated acts of the festival for sure. I cannot wait.



    Such a groovy bass line.

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    Any album recommendations?
    He only has two, Many Things from 2008 and From Africa With Fury:Rise from 2011. Both are awesome.

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    Fela Kuti once married 27 women on the same day. True story.
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    I think I heard one of their songs the other day on a Discovery Channel documentary about prairie dogs.
    '05, '06, '07, '08, '09, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14... '15!!

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    Sounds like a mashup of Benny Benassi, Spice Girls, and feces. I was really hoping for a Paris Hilton DJ set :/
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    He also died of aids....go figure.


    Edit: That was in reply to Tom's post. Not the previous post.
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    Ive heard some really good things about this guy
    G-funk acquired, thank you Coachella

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    You know a festival is in the process of dying when you start to see sports jerseys there....

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    You wouldn't like him, he's literate and intelligent.
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    Default Re: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 are playing COACHELLA 2012

    Never heard of em till the lineup came out, but I dig their sound a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamwelting View Post
    This is an interesting min-interview. Really smart and passionate guy.

    Awesome interview. Such a smart dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woogie846 View Post
    With Tony Allen on drums??? This will easily be one of the most under appreciated sets of the weekend.
    I don't think Tony will be there...?

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    I don't think Tony will be there...?

    I should hope Tony Allen will be on drums. It says Egypt 80 and he is known as their drummer....Allen and Jimmy Cliff in one weekend would be legendary...

    Also, I am going to dance my skinny white ass off to the fullest extent at this set.

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    "As a tribute to his father, Seun Kuti opens his concert with one of Fela's signature songs, "Zombie," a scathing indictment of the Nigerian army for blindly following repressive orders. This is Afrobeat at its most provocative written by a man who repeatedly challenged the military regime and paid the price in countless beatings and arrests. The older members of Egypt 80 played this dangerous, defiant song with Fela himself.

    The lyrics are a mixture of English and Nigerian dialect: "Zombie no go go, unless you tell him to go...Zombie no go think, unless you tell him to think."

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    Default Re: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 are playing COACHELLA 2012

    I'll lose a few pounds of sweat during this set both weekends. Close to my number 1 most anticipated of the festival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazzystareyes View Post
    I should hope Tony Allen will be on drums. It says Egypt 80 and he is known as their drummer....Allen and Jimmy Cliff in one weekend would be legendary...

    Also, I am going to dance my skinny white ass off to the fullest extent at this set.
    I don't think Tony Allen is part of it anymore - at least, not as a regular. The videos of Tony Allen with Egypt 80, in recent performances, seem to present him as a special guest. It probably depends on what else he is doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alchemy View Post
    I don't think Tony Allen is part of it anymore - at least, not as a regular. The videos of Tony Allen with Egypt 80, in recent performances, seem to present him as a special guest. It probably depends on what else he is doing.
    Yeah, Tony's been busy making Rocket Juice and the Moon with Damon Albarn, Flea and Erykah Badu.

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