Seun Kuti and Egypt 80

Afrobeat legend Seun Kuti is crafting a new album with the help of rock icon Lenny Kravitz as executive producer. Get the inside scoop on their collaboration and the highly anticipated release.

Seun Kuti, the son of legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, is set to release a new album with his band Egypt 80 with Lenny Kravitz as executive producer. The new album is scheduled for release on October 4 through Record Kicks (distributed by Secretly Distribution). Seun Kuti is also set for his North American tour, kicking off with a first performance at the renowned Burlington Discover Jazz Festival on June 8th, 2024.

Seun Kuti has released four studio albums to date:

  • Studio albums
    Many Things (CD & LP album, 2008, Tôt ou Tard, Disorient Records)
    From Africa With Fury: Rise (2011, Knitting Factory Records/Because Music)
    A Long Way to the Beginning (2014, Knitting Factory Records)
    Struggle Sounds (EP, 2016, Sony Masterworks)
    Black Times (CD & LP album, 2018, Strut Records)[23]
    Night Dreamer Direct to Disc Sessions (CD & LP, 2019, Night Dreamer Records)
    Other recordings
    Think Africa (12″, 2007)
    African Dreams EP (2022, with Black Thought)
    “James Brown” (on the album I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss by Sinéad O’Connor) (2014, Nettwerk)

His music has been praised for its political and social commentary, as well as its infectious rhythms.

In 2018, Seun Kuti’s ‘Black Times’ album was nominated for the Grammys, under the World Music Category

In 2019, Seun Kuti was named one of the “100 Most Influential People” by TIME Magazine for his music and activism.

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