Seun Kuti to perform in Minneapolis at Rock the Garden

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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Attention Afrobeat fans: Be ready Thursday March 12 at 11am. Why? That is when Seun Kuti tickets for his outdoor Minneapolis summer concert go on sale if you are a member of either the Walker Art Center or Minnesota Public Radio. Remaining tickets after members have had theirs will go on sale for the rest of the public on Tuesday, March 17 at 11am.

The Walker Art Center yesterday announced the lineup for their annual Rock the Garden concerts and Seun Kuti is one of them. Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat founder, Fela Kuti will perform on Sunday, June 21. He will be accompanied by his father’s band Egypt 80 which he took over at the age of 14 after Fela’s death.

Rock the Garden will run June 20 and 21.

The lineup for June 20 is: with thestand4rd, Lucius, Courtney Barnett, Conor Oberst, and Belle & Sebastian

On day two, June 21: Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, JD McPherson, Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, Babes in Toyland, and Modest Mouse.

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Tom is the President and Publisher of Mshale and chair of the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium (MMMC). As Mshale founder, he did a lot of the reporting during the humble beginnings of the newspaper. While he still does the occasional reporting, he now concentrates on the publishing side of the news operation.Tom was also the original host of Talking Drum, the signature current affairs show on the African Broadcasting Network (ABN-America), which was available nationwide in the United States via the DishNetwork satellite service. On the show, he interviewed Nobel laureates such as 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner, Professor Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the peace prize and heads of states such as the president ofВ  The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh at State House, Banjul. Tom has previously served in the board of directors of Global Minnesota, the sixth largest World Affairs Council in the United States. He has also previously served as President of the Board of Directors of Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated books to Africa and. He sits on the board of the United Nations Association.