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Errol's Pick

Seun Kuti, the son of the iconic Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, and his big band Egypt 80 pull in to the Phoenix on Saturday. Here's your chance to hear Afrobeat done live and done very well. Fela Kuti's songs often ran for a good half hour or longer but his son keeps things tight and fast on "Long Way To The Beginning", the band's latest CD. If there is one similarity he shares with his dad, it is in the targets of his lyrics. Seun takes on the International Monetary Fund in no uncertain terms on the song "IMF". "Black Woman" is an ode to African women and "African Airways" is a parody of the African economic system. And in other songs, he takes on corruption, dictators and economic inequality. He's as fearless as his dad and has expressed interest in becoming the president of Nigeria one day.

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