Seun Kuti, Egypt 80, DJ heyLove*

Sat Feb 23 2019

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Brick and Mortar Music Hall

1710 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103

$25 ADV / $28 DOS

All Ages

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  • Seun Kuti

    Seun Kuti

    Afro-Beat

    Seun Kuti is the youngest son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. He has spent most of his life preserving and extending his father's political and musical legacy as the leader of his father's former band Egypt 80.

    Kuti was born in early 1983. He showed interest in his father's music from the age of five, and at nine began opening Fela's shows, singing a select group of songs with Egypt 80 before his dad took the stage. As a developing saxophonist and percussionist, he entered the formal ranks of the band before he was 12. Fela passed in 1997, and Seun, in fulfillment of his father's wishes, assumed the mantle as head of Egypt 80; he has run it ever since.

    During his teens, Kuti divided his time between the band and school, participating in African Football. From the time he was 18, he pursued music full-time. His shows were always a mix of his father's tunes and his own. Although the elder Kuti never performed his recorded work on-stage, Seun felt it important that these compositions get a live hearing and added them to his own set.

    Along the way, Seun began to add his own twist to the music, digging deep into various African traditions to reflect the continent's struggles and cultures. His debut recording, Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80, was initially issued by WM Recordings in 2008, and later picked up for distribution by Mr. Bongo. While many outside Africa criticized it for using the Egypt 80 name, critics embraced its musical drive and improvisational fervor. Mr. Bongo also released his Many Things set later that year, which drew more praise than criticism.

    Seun toured globally and played for enthusiastically receptive audiences in Detroit, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Paris, London, Tokyo, and especially Lagos. In 2011, He cut From Africa with Fury: Rise for Knitting Factory Records. It was co-produced with Brian Eno and John Reynolds. The set proved to be his breakthrough; it landed on both Billboard and digital International Charts. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 -- the band still retained three-quarters of the group that played, protested, and were arrested with his father -- toured the globe relentlessly, often playing multi-hour shows that were as heavy on group improvisation as they were on composition. The music never deviated from the overtly political. The younger Kuti continued to state that "Fela will always be number one," despite the fact that he was shifting and transforming Afrobeat with his own growing, evolving musical signature.
  • Egypt 80

    Egypt 80

    World

  • DJ heyLove*

    DJ heyLove*

    Soul

    DJ heyLove* grew up in the Bay Area surrounded by different cultures, ethnicities, and art. Influenced by all this diversity she developed a love for variety, which is reflected in her taste for music. Attracted to different rhythms and how they make the mind, body, and soul feel, heyLove* is naturally drawn to artists from the past and present like Roy Ayers, Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, J Dilla, Kanye West, AtJazz, Omar, & Esthero. You'll hear jazz, R&B, downtempo, broken beat, house, reggae, afro beat and hip-hop in her collection. "There should be no genre lines in music", heyLove* explains her mixes reflect a "music head" who appreciates the finer melodies in life. DJ heyLove* has created good vibes at places such as Yoshi's Jazz Club SF, Mua Restaurant and Lounge, Ozumo's, the People Oakland, and The Getty's Mansion. She specializes in spinning for events such as art gallery openings, fashion shows, wine tastings, and corporate/non-profit events. heyLove* is one of the resident DJ's and creators of "the People", dedicated to redefining night life by providing a soulful and eclectic experience through the cultivation of music, art, dance, fashion, cuisine, and community. For the past 5 years "the People" party gathers over 800 people each month to enjoy the music of resident and world renowned dj's, incredible live performances, local artists/vendors, delicious food, and a good time. The People has booked special guests such as Daz-I-Kue, LeftO, Rich Medina, DJ Spinna, Bobbito, Boddhi Satva, Mark deClive-Lowe and Amp Fiddler. If your in the Bay Area looking for body moving music and fresh art come check out "the People" every 4th Saturday at the New Parish in downtown Oakland, CA.

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Seun Kuti, Egypt 80, DJ heyLove*

Sat Feb 23 2019 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Brick and Mortar Music Hall San Francisco CA
Seun Kuti, Egypt 80, DJ heyLove*

$25 ADV / $28 DOS All Ages

Under 21 must buy $5 drink ticket at the door

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