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Music, All Shook Down Femi Kuti Is More Focused Than You

Femi Kuti Is More Focused Than You

Olafela Olafemi Anikulapo Kuti (Femi for short) is the son of a legend, a position of great magnitude that can tend to overshadow his own significant achievements as a musician and political activist. He's the spitting image of his late…
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Music, All Shook Down Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Announces Lineup

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Announces Lineup

Confirmed artists for the 2009 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival  have been announced, and tickets are now on sale. The Festival takes place June 19-21 in Boonville, Mendocino County (about a four-hour drive from SF). The lineup this year looks…
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Music, Reviewed Thievery Corporation

Thievery Corporation

Electronic music is rarely thought of as being revolutionary from an ideological standpoint. Most artists in this genre push buttons and sliders, not political agendas. For every M.I.A., there are a hundred jokers with club-filling beats and little else. Washington,…
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Music, All Shook Down LastNight: Femi Kuti at the Fillmore

LastNight: Femi Kuti at the Fillmore

Femi Kuti July 21, 2007 Fillmore, SF Better Than: Seeing a Fela cover band Download: A Femi Kuti stream off his MySpace Text and Photos By Eric K. Arnold A Femi Kuti show isn’t a concert, it’s a ritual; Songs…
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Music, Music Is (Still) the Weapon

Music Is (Still) the Weapon

It's not easy being the son of a musical icon. Ask Jakob Dylan, Damian Marley, Shooter Jennings — or Femi Kuti. The heir to his late father Fela Anikulapo Kuti's Afrobeat throne has a new greatest-hits two-CD set (Femi Kuti:…
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