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Seun Anikulapo Kuti - World People #01
(MP3 Podcast on ParisDJs.com) 2011-04-18

Seun Anikulapo Kuti, the youngest son of Fela, is now in his late 20s. He grew up in Kalukaluta, Nigeria, and we asked him about his musical background during the 80s and the 90s… "It was all about Afrobeat! Traditional music also, and reggae. Bob Marley of course, Peter Tosh too, he was a huge favorite of mine.", says Seun. He made this selection for Paris DJs as a snapshot of what he's listening to these days: dancehall, hip hop, afrobeat, reggae, and a Ray Charles classic… Seun Kuti is currently touring Europe to promote his superb second album From Africa with Fury: Rise.

Tracklisting :
01. Seun Kuti + Fela's Egypt 80 - Many Things
(from 'Many Things' album, 2008 / Tôt ou Tard)
02. Pressure - Bless My Soul (Secrets riddim)
(from 'Bless My Soul' 7 inch, 2008 / Don Corleon Records)
03. Mavado - Fall Rain Fall (Survivor riddim)
(from 'Fall Rain Fall' 7 inch, 2010 / DJ Frass Records)
04. Blitz The Ambassador - Breathe
(from 'Stereotype' album, 2009 / Embassy MVMT)
05. Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
(from 'The Genius Hits the Road' album, 1960 / ABC)
06. Femi Kuti - Day by Bay
from 'Day by Day' album, 2008 / Label Maison)
07. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - Rise
(from 'From Africa with Fury: Rise' album, 2011 / Because Music)
08. Hyah Slyce - Dem Gone (Good Look riddim)
(from 'Promo Sampler' compilation, 2009)
09. Eminem - Marshall Mathers
(from 'The Marshall Mathers LP' album, 2000 / Aftermath)
10. Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and The Egypt 80 - Army Arrangement
(from 'Army Arrangement' album, 1985 / Celluloid)

Following some of Frank Zappa's conceptual continuity ideas, the next guest in this new World People series will be one of the artists playlisted by Seun Kuti: Blitz The Ambassador, a Ghanaian-American hip-hop artist based in Brooklyn…

All the original artwork covers are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selection by Seun Anikulapo Kuti
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Photo by Jean Saint Jean (jeansaintjean.com) World People concept directed by Djouls (Djouls.com)

Seun Kuti Links :
myspace.com/seunkuti
facebook.com/seunkuti
soundcloud.com/seunkuti
because.tv/artistes/seun-kuti

Direct download: Seun_Anikulapo_Kuti-Paris_DJs_World_People_01.mp3
Category:World People Series -- posted at: 1:47 AM