Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Mo' Beat Presents

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Ikebe Shakedown, Mister Kingdom (of Zongo Junction) DJ Set

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Tickets available at the door. $20 Cash Only!

This Event is 21+

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Seun Kuti is the youngest son of legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. At the age of nine, Seun expressed the wish to sing to his father. A short while later Seun started performing with his father and the band, until his father’s untimely death in 1997. Seun, then only 14 years old, assumed the role as lead singer of Egypt 80.

Ever since, Seun has followed the political and social ethos of his father. Along the way, he began to add his own twist to the music, digging deep into various African traditions to reflect the continent’s struggles and cultures. About three quarters of the current Egypt 80 line-up consists of musicians that not only played with Fela Kuti, but often were arrested and harassed alongside the founder of the Afrobeat movement.

Seun Kuti has toured the world and released several albums.
Ikebe Shakedown
Ikebe Shakedown
Ten years ago, Ikebe Shakedown began pushing the boundaries of instrumental music. Each new track and live set has sent them deeper into combining the foundational elements of ’70s soul, raw psychedelic style, and cinematic Western soundtracks with powerful grooves and soaring melodies. 

With their new release, Kings Left Behind on Colemine Records, the band is giving listeners more mystery and majesty than ever before. The album features the entire group writing together, allowing each instrument and element to shine through.You'll find rhythms that punch you right in the gut, even as dreamy guitars and lush horn melodies and string arrangements capture your imagination. 

Kings Left Behind was recorded by Ikebe's bassist, Vince Chiarito, at Hive Mind Recording, a Brooklyn studio built from the ground up and co-owned in part by Vince and the band's saxophonist, Michael Buckley. Since it opened in 2017, Hive Mind has become a home base for the band, giving them the freedom to experiment with the textures and sounds of a genre they define as Instrumental Soul. 

No matter how much things have changed over the past decade, Ikebe Shakedown has been a consistent, driving force. The band has gone from local clubs to the stages of Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits, playing with some of the biggest names in music. They continue to stretch their capabilities and add to their worldwide following. And with no signs of slowing down, fans can only imagine what comes next.
Mister Kingdom (of Zongo Junction) DJ Set
Mister Kingdom (of Zongo Junction) DJ Set
Mister Kingdom is a Brooklyn based vinyl DJ. Music for all moods. Dancing often encouraged. Seasonal craft jams.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.brooklynbowl.com/

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