Smart bets: Seun Kuti

Photo by Johann Sauty
Photo by Johann Sauty

“Prince of Afrobeat” Seun Kuti joins Egypt 80, the band of his legendary father Fela Kuti, to create a powerful and high-energy sound with a distinctly political message. With his latest album release, A Long Way to the Beginning, Seun aims to inspire his listeners to fight for social justice. “In Africa today, most people are struggling in silence,” he says. “The systematic oppression of the people has made them blinded to their reality. Everybody’s just thinking about survival. Nobody wants to stand up for anything. … So I’m trying to make people think about these things that they are forgetting. I want to inspire people to want things to change.” Seun and Egypt 80 take the stage at Pisgah Brewing Co. on Saturday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m. Toubab Krewe also performs. $24.50/$28. pisgahbrewing.com. Photo by Johann Sauty

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Lea McLellan is an editorial assistant and staff writer for the Mountain Xpress. She can be reached at lmclellan@mountainx.com.

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