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Femi Kuti & The Positive Force

Event 51 Venue: The Big Tent, Christ College

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
Femi Kuti cut his teeth in his father’s band back in the ’80s. Now with his sizzling fourteen-piece band straight from The Afrika Shrine, Lagos, he combines a red-hot mix of funk with raw hard-edged rhythms, the complexities of Miles/Gillespie-inspired brass and eye-poppingly seductive dancers – all in one awe-inspiring show. This performance will include songs from current album Africa for Africa along with signature tunes from recent years, and promises to be a spectacular finale to this year’s festival. 

‘One of the true giants of African music.’ Q Magazine 

‘Femi is one of the most dynamic and invigorating figures around.’ The Times 


Femi Kuti lead vocals/keyboard/trumpet/sax
Dotun Bankole saxophone
Daniel Bankole saxophone
Olusola Alobalorun trumpet
Seye Adewunmi trumpet
Tiwalade Ogunlowo trombone
Opeyemi Awomolo guitar
Oluwaseun Ajayi keyboards
Ademola Adegbola bass
Solomon Osunniran percussion
Oloko-Obi Adebowale drums
Olaide Animashaun backing vocals/dancer 
Kate Udi backing vocals/dancer 
Anthonia Bernard backing vocals/dancer

Duration 90 mins.
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