Happy to see some nice Afrobeat representation. Seun is Fela's youngest son.
Yes I'm so fucking pumped. Afrobeat in the desert, doesn't get much better.
This is an interesting min-interview. Really smart and passionate guy.
With Tony Allen on drums??? This will easily be one of the most under appreciated sets of the weekend.
Not missing this.
Any album recommendations?
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.
Glad to see others are excited about this. This set is going to be a lot of fun.
I'm actually very excited for this, it will be one of the weekend highlights.
Just trying to get a word in.
Someone post more videos.
Very excited for this, most definitely going to be there
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.
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.
This is one of my most anticipated acts of the festival for sure. I cannot wait.
Such a groovy bass line.
Fela Kuti once married 27 women on the same day. True story.
I think I heard one of their songs the other day on a Discovery Channel documentary about prairie dogs.
He also died of aids....go figure.
Edit: That was in reply to Tom's post. Not the previous post.
You wouldn't like him, he's literate and intelligent.
Never heard of em till the lineup came out, but I dig their sound a lot
"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."
I'll lose a few pounds of sweat during this set both weekends. Close to my number 1 most anticipated of the festival.