Website #afrobeat #jazz #saxophone #felakuti #world
    Femi Kuti (voc) Omorinmade Anikulapo-Kuti (bg) Opeyemi Awomolo (g) Oluwaseun Ajayi (kbd) Kate Udi (back-voc, dancer) Anthonia Bernard (back-voc, dancer) Olajumoke Adigun (back-voc, dancer) Gbenga Ogundeji (tp) Anthony Ankra (tb) Ayodeji Adebanjo (ts) Ayoola Magbagbeola (bs) Alaba Ayodele (dms) Gaelle Salomon (perc)
Fela’s eldest son, saxophonist Femi Kuti joined his father’s mythical formation Egypt 80 when he was 17 years old. He took on his father’s mantle as singer and leader of the group at a moment’s notice when Fela Anikulapo Kuti was arrested in 1984 at the Lagos airport and sent to prison by Nigerian dictator Buhari. On his father’s release in 1986, Femi Kuti decided to form his own band: The Positive Force. Since then, the Nigerian musician has pushed African traditions towards very contemporary jazz-funk, where unbridled pulsations lead to a progressive and contagious trance. An energy demonstrated by the dynamism of his latest album, «One people One World».
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    Cheick Amadou Tidiane Seck (p, kbd) Marque Gilmore (dms) Momo Hafsi (bg) Adama Bilorou Dembele (perc) Yizih Yode (sax)
Cheick Tidiane Seck released his first album "Sarala" in 1995, written with famous pianist Hank Jones. He immediately put the international scene in awe with groovy jazz mixed with traditional Malian music. Twenty-four years, three albums and countless collaborations later, the pianist from Segou was tasked by the Parisian label Komos to pay tribute to legendary jazzman Randy Weston, a pioneer in blending jazz and Gnawa music. The Malian honours the pianist through a double-LP called "Timbuktu", reprising his most famous themes with distinguished guests such as saxophonist Manu Dibango and rapper Abd Al Malik. Proudly embodying the pan-Africanism of his friend who passed in 2018, Cheick Tidiane Seck sends a real Afro-Jazz prayer to his New York elder.