This month we serve you a spicy dish of Afrobeat and North African Folk blended with rock, country and electronica. This delicacy is hard to classify but great to experience as it represent a unique sound created by African rebels Rachid Taha and Seun Kuti.
Seun Kuti was the hilight of Womad 2009: “The star attraction this year was Seun Kuti, son of Nigerian Afrobeat innovator and political activist Fela Kuti. Appearing with his father’s band Egypt 80, Kuti’s 90 minutes on stage was a relentless Nigerian funkfest, peppered with the same rhythmic intensity and rallying choruses that made Fela a legend of African song. This year’s booty-shaking award goes to his two female backing singers. How do they do that?” Iain Shedden – The Australian
Rachid Taha rocked the Sydney Opera House Monday night. The crowd danced non stop for 90 minutes to his North African punk funk. The night evolved into wild times as people storm the stage to dance and sing with Rachid. Expect a colourful and vibrant evening this Friday at The Prince bandroom!