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The Telegraph APRIL 1, 2011 - by Mark Hudson
SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80 - FROM AFRICA WITH FURY: RISE
Backed by his father's old orchestra, Fela Kuti's son Seun shows how afrobeat should be played: its irrepressible funky surge offset by truly scorching brass fanfares. Yet while producers Brian Eno and John Reynolds give the cascading percussion and slinky choruses greater clarity, breadth and energy than they ever had on Fela's recordings, you can't help wondering how long young Kuti can keep plugging this glorious retro music without adding new elements.