Music

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
Femi Kuti & Positive Force

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force

Wed 4th July 2012 – Doors open: 7.30pm

Please note: This performance will now be at Band On The Wall

£17.50 advance

Performing in front of an estimated 2 billion people at the 2010 World Cup Opening Ceremony and astonishing audiences at Glastonbury with Damon Albarn's Africa Express, we are delighted to present Femi Kuti - one of Africa's biggest stars live at Band On The Wall, Manchester.

Emerging from the giant shadow that his father Fela Kuti cast, Femi is the true heir to the Afrobeat crown, his music reaching across the globe with a powerful and distinctive voice. Like his contemporaries, Amadou & Mariam and Baaba Maal, this is a jubilant, funky music and dance mix. An unmissable treat and real coup for the venue - most definitely one of this season's highlights. A Band on the Wall Fundraiser event.

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