African Soul Rebels is a concept created by MBM to showcase some of the most amazing talent from the continent. Vibrant, contemporary, relevant music from a continent as diverse as it is stunning. Normally the ASR concept features a triple bill but for this ASR special we settled on Seun Kuti as the ambassador of contemporary afrobeat and a performing tour de force.
Seun Kuti is an unbelievable force in Nigerian Music, having inherited his father Fela Kuti’s band, he is now the crowned king of Afrobeat. Having not been eclipsed by his father , who was the biggest 20th century star of African music, for some, Seun now outshines him.
His music, dance, politics and funky Yoruba Afrobeat never let tradition down and Seun plays with such dynamism, precision and energy that everyone lucky enough to have seen his father’s show live, is now left in awe of his son Seun.