Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – Melbourne Recital Centre

“The first thing you realise when you witness an afrobeat show for the first time is that it’s all about the spectacle, this is showmanship of the highest order. It’s not like the music isn’t explosive enough, driving slabs of funk grooves, stabbing horns and traditional African percussion, with shakers, hand drums even a woodblock. But that’s only the beginning. It’s how afrobeat operates, there are multiple levels at play here, and its extremely unlikely that anyone who experiences the show wont be moved by at least one. 

Full review here.

 

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