Femi Kuti - "Dem Bobo" MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

by PopMatters Staff

28 February 2011

Legendary Afrobeat superstar Femi Kuti returns with a new album, Africa for Africa, on 12 April via Knitting Factory Records.
Photo: Julien Mignot 

Legendary Afrobeat superstar Femi Kuti returns with a new album, Africa for Africa, on 12 April via Knitting Factory Records. Fittingly, given the album’s title, the record is something of a homecoming as the artist recorded the music in the Afrodisia/Decca studios in Lagos, Nigeria, the very same spot he made his first forays into recording with his late great father Fela Kuti. Today we have the pleasure of presenting the US online premiere of the first track, “Dem Bobo”.

Immediately following Africa for Africa‘s release, US and Canadian fans can catch Kuti and his ace band, the Positive Force, at a string of dates kicking off 19 April in Toronto and ending 14 May in Portland (full dates and tracklist after the jump).


  

SONG LIST
01 Dem Bobo
02 Nobody Beg You
03 Politics In Africa
04 Bad Government
05 Can’t Buy Me
06 Africa For Africa
07 Make We Remember
08 Obasanjo Don Play You Wayo
09 Boys Dey Hungry For Town
10 Now You See
11 No Blame Them
12 Yeparipa
13 E No Good
14 It Don’t Mean

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