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Femi Kuti & the Positive Force @ Rothbury

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Posted by shore On July - 4 - 2009

femicutirothbury @Rob_Shore I’ve never really listened to much afrobeat, but Andy insisted Femi was a must see. He could not have been more right. The band started it off with a grooving bassline laid over creative and precise drumming that got the crowd going right away. Femi took the stage not long after and began chanting to get the crowd at the Sherwood Court ready for his show. Eventually a five pice horn section and a trio of backup singers/dancers made their way on stage to join in the fun. The whole group in matching green pants with orange and yellow shirts danced in unison as the crowd began to move.

 

Femi Kuti has a really unique set of skills that make him quite fun to watch on stage. His rhythmic and energetic vocals mesh perfectly with the tight grooves held down by the drums and bass. He also played both keys and sax. I wasn’t really impressed with his keyboard skills, but he can wail on the sax. His bass player was non-stop with creative bass lines for every jam. Femi picked up his sax one more time towards the end of the set and blew me away with a great sax solo before I had to leave to meet Andy at the main stage for some crutch assistance. Femi Kuti both surprised and impressed me. If you’re into afrobeat, I strongly recommend you check him out.

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  1. Tim Said,

    If anybody was into Afrobeat they would know who Femi Kuti is- His dad created the genre…

    Posted on July 16th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

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