Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
Femi Kuti &
The Positive Force
We are proud and humbled to be able to present one of Africa's foremost artists, the very heart and soul of modern afrobeat!
Fela Kuti var kongen av afrobeat, Afrikas Bob Marley, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield og Marvin Gaye i samme person. På 80-tallet begynte sønnen hans å spille med, og i 1987 fikk han sitt eget band – The Positive Force. Now his son, ,Femi Kuti, has taken over the throne, and is today one of the continent's foremost artists - the very heart and soul of the modern afrobeat.
Continuously in his career Femi has worked to expand the genre breadth by adding hints of punk and hip-hop, while retaining the Afrobeat's traditional roots and political commitment. As a spokesperson for UNICEF's crusade for children's rights and the education and prevention of HIV / AIDS, Femi is recognized as a leader and a great inspiration against the colonial mentality and economic difficulties.
Femi himself says “On this album, I kept to my roots and let the music flow through me, without diluting it. I did not think funk, or Afrobeat, or anything else. If you hear something in the melodies, it may be there, but as a composer, I surrendered to the higher forces that give me this gift to play music and let it flow out of me.
We are proud and humbled to be able to present one of the greatest African musicians of our time at Cosmopolite with a full band and dancers on March 25th!