Cork Jazz Festival: Seun Kuti and Fela’s Egypt 80 ready to conquer Cork

While he bears the responsibility and legacy of his legendary father Fela Kuti’s work with respect and aplomb, Nigerian singer and songwriter Seun Kuti has long forged his own path, working with members of Egypt 80 to move messages of empowerment and change forward. Ahead of his late-night show at the Everyman on Saturday, October 29, he talks with Mike McGrath-Bryan.

Perhaps the most valuable thing about music is the immediacy with which it presents big ideas, and creates space to discuss them, while conjuring up images of how things could be, and stirring the blood to find ways and means of making the idea real.

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The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival runs until Monday, October 31. For full listings, see

Seun Kuti and Fela's Egypt 80 play the Everyman as part of the
Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. Pic: Alexis Mayron

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