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Sound Tracks | Seun Kuti performs "Rise" | PBS

Duration: 09:11
Program: Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders (Pilot)
Broadcast Date: Aug. 22, 2011

"Rise" is the title song on Seun Kuti and Egypt 80's new album. In the Fela tradition of Afrobeat, it's an angry song - protesting against corrupt leaders and corporations exploiting Africa's resources. It's also a big band tour de force, with echoes of James Brown and Miles Davis. Above all, it's a call to rise against injustice.

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Post Date: August 22, 2011