Friday, July 22nd: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 with Faaji Agba

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 with Faaji Agba
Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
6pm doors, 7pm start
Free

The year-long celebration of Nigeria’s 50th anniversary of independence that began last October continues here with a generation-bridging concert. Fronting his father Fela’s legendary band, SEUN KUTI is the living embodiment of afro-pop. FAAJI AGBA, whose lineup includes former members of the Afro-Skittles Band Fatai Rolling Dollar, Chief Seni Tejuoso, and Prince ‘Eji’ Oyewole, is Nigeria’s answer to the Buena Vista Social Club: a supergroup of veteran musicians who are re-popularizing faaji grooves, agidigbo blues, juju and other styles of Nigerian roots.