Seun Kuti to perform Thanksgiving Eve concert in Minneapolis

Seun Kuti, seen here performing at the One Africa Music Fest in New York last month, will be performing a Thanksgiving Eve concert on Wednesday, November 23 at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. Photo: Courtesy AfroPop

A last minute booking with the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis brings back Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 for a surprise performance on Wednesday, November 23rd. It’s the day before Thanksgiving and a perfect way to prepare for a day of thankfulness.

Although some are still reeling from the elections of November 8th,  we can be thankful the results don’t compare to the political climate and ruling party under which Seun Kuti’s father lived. In fact, it was politics that often set the tone for Fela Kuti’s protest music.

Seun learned from his father and now brings his father’s band into our current lives. Seun’s music will surely speak to both the past of Nigeria and to the current milieu that we face with President-elect Trump.

The lyrics to one of his latest songs, Gimme My Vote Back, ought to ignite a spirit of unity in the audience. His music alone holds such power and persuasion a sold-out crowd can be expected.

“I give them my votes
Them no give me democracy
Business now the priority
Instead of the working majority
I give them my votes
And them abuse it
New government
New excuses…”

Wed, November 23, 2016
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm
Cedar Cultural Center – Global Roots
$30 Advance / $35 Day of Show

Venue Information:
Cedar Cultural Center – Global Roots
416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55454


About Susan Budig

Susan is based in Minneapolis and reports on general assignments for Mshale with a focus on entertainment. In addition to reporting, she is also a writer, poet, teacher and coach.

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