Seun Kuti Releases New Politically Charged EP – ‘Struggle Sounds’ with the Egypt 80 Band

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Ahead of the upcoming Independence Day Celebrations and Felabration 2016, Afro Beat Artist, Seun Kuti has released a new 3-song EP titled ‘Struggle Sounds’.

According to Sony Music Masterworks, the EP features the single “Gimme My Vote Back (C.P.C.D.)” where C.P.C.D. stands for Corporate Public Control Department.

The son of the late Nigerian Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, Seun recorded the EP with Egypt 80, his father’s original band. The three songs on the album “Struggle Sounds”, “Gimme My Vote Back (C.P.C.D.),” and “African Dreams” have strong social and political messages a theme that he weaves into all of this music.

“More than ever we are convinced of our mission and the purpose of our music,” says Seun. “The Struggle Sounds EP is a true reflection of my social and political beliefs. I give honor to my parents and every revolutionary who made this possible even before I was born.”

This November, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will open on tour for Lauryn Hill. The tour will span from November 1st – December 18th 2016.

Author: Dr. Shine Mekwuye

@drshinemoxtra

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