Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Night Dreamer Direct-To-Disc Sessions (New LP)Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Label: Night Dreamer
Release Date: 2019
Catalog #: ND001
Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 cut direct-to-disc session for Night Dreamer debut.
Seun Kuti, youngest son of afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, and leader of his father’s Egypt 80 band, entered the Artone Studio in Haarlem, Holland, earlier this year to cut a direct to disc session in a single take.
The first to be released on the Night Dreamer label, the session brought some of the foremost afrobeat musicians in the world together, many of whom cut their teeth playing with Fela himself.
Inheriting both his father’s musicality and political activism, Seun was only fourteen when his father died, and has played with the band for over twenty years, first as a singer and then as a saxophonist in his father’s mould.
For the Night Dreamer session, the band took a day to acclimatise themselves to the recording process, sound check levels, and perform a few test cuts, with Seun was the central figure throughout, orchestrating the band with the assurance of his father.