Photos of Femi Kuti Concert in Chicago

Win Free Tickets to Femi Kuti Concert on January 21st!

Femi Kuti

Monday January 21, 2013 9:30 PM

18 & Over. Valid State/Federal ID required for entry.
Doors open at 8:00 PM.
Also appearing: DJ Warp.

Advanced tickets: $24

Metro Chicago

3730 N. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60613

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Femi Kuti is a Nigerian musician and the eldest son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti.  Anyone familiar with Femi’s career quickly realizes that he is simply not content coasting in the shadows. This refusal to fade from the limelight pushed him to break free from his father’s legacy and form his own band, The Positive Force. Femi Kuti became an artist in his own right in the ‘90s with his soulful delivery and balance between world influences and enthralling delivery.

A prominent member of the world music scene since the early ‘80s, Femi Kuti has melded afrobeat and jazz with soulful his unique sound embellishments unlike any other figure in world music. Inheriting his father’s social conscience, Femi Kuti is a social and political activist, as well. More than a musician or artist, Femi Kuti has become the artistic embodiment of his home country in the fullest sense.

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force will be appearing at Metro on January 21 and we have tickets to give away!

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Tonight: Chicago Afrobeat Project

Do you like Afrobeat? Then tonight you have the chance to see a dynamic musical collective rooted in ’70s funk and jazz-infused afrobeat. Chicago Afrobeat Project (CAbP) is not your typical afrobeat band-they add in more soul and even some hip hop influences.  Rather than become caricatures of the genre, CAbP slips a reverent nod to the tradition while delivering an energized originality different from any other band on the afrobeat scene today. They are playing at the Shrine (2109 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago ) tonight at 9pm, followed by DJ Dee Money, who hosts The Shrine’s regular monthly Nigerian party night. The  band promises it will be like nothing you’ve experienced in Chicago… West African dance cuts all night — modern and old school. Super fun. Cover: $10 at the door or $5 in advance if you buy it online