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Kuti Family Keeps Up Fela’s Afrobeat Legacy – Arise Special Report

Nearly 25 years after the death of Nigerian music legend Fela Kuti, his son Femi and grandson Made are taking his Afrobeat sound to the United States. With their double

Nearly 25 years after the death of Nigerian music legend Fela Kuti, his son Femi and grandson Made are taking his Afrobeat sound to the United States.

With their double album “Legacy +”, the father and son duo have been nominated for this year’s Grammys, hoping to win the Global Music category in the US music awards in Los Angeles on Monday.

It is the first Grammy nomination for Made Kuti, 26, but the fifth for Femi, who started his career at the age of 17 alongside his famous father. Femi Kuti’s younger brother Seun Kuti was also nominated in 2018.

The new album is divided into two parts — one for the father, the other for the son, who plays all the instruments on his section, from the saxophone and drums to the trumpet and piano.

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