Femi Kuti – “Dem Bobo” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

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).


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