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Femi Kuti
Femi Kuti

Nigeria

Femi Kuti is an African musician


More by user: B4nafter
Created: 12th Sep 2008
Modified: 15th Sep 2008
Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Jazz/Blues
Working primarily in:
Nigeria

Description of Work:


Biographical Information
Femi Kuti
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: //1962
Gender: male
Website: http://www.you...
Place of Origin: United Kingdom
Femi is Afrobeat pioneer and iconoclast Fela Anikulapo Kuti's oldest son. His father pioneered the sprawling big band, jazz and percussion heavy sounds of afrobeat, which, lyrically, were musically fueled political tirades against Nigeria's corrupt government and leaders.

Femi is the apparent heir to the afrobeat sound. He quit school to play alto sax in his father's band back in 1978. He then stepped up to lead the band for the next two years. In 1986, Fela returned and Femi split off to form his own group, Positive Force. Continuing in the afrobeat tradition, Femi built around a solid, six-piece horn section and two strong percussionists. With guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and four singer/dancers, his band numbered 17. Like Fela, Femi sang about power politics, but with a lighter touch, and in briefer form.

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Author: B4nafter
Fri Sep 12 16:09:02 2008

Although he is not as egoistical or philosophically driven as his father, it will be a mistake to sleep on Femi's music. Through sheer hardwork and diligence, his sun as managed to emerge out of his father's eclipse.

Author: tesseymurphy
Fri Feb 19 13:35:13 2010

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Author: adegolutosin
Thu Dec 16 14:16:04 2010

u are the best nigerian musician of our time, keep it up.

Author: glorybaby102
Fri Apr 1 02:56:18 2011

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