Seun Kuti feat. Carlos Santana – Black Times

Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, has been carrying his father’s politically fiery and undyingly funky torch into the present day. With his band Egypt 80, he’s got a new album in the works due for release in March 2018 on Strut Records. The new single off that album, both titled “Black Times,” is a collaboration with the famed guitarist Carlos Santana. Seun describes his record as “an album for anybody who believes in change and understands the duty we have to rise up and come together.” He says, “The elites always try to divide the working class and the poor people of the world. The same oppression felt by workers in Flint, Michigan is felt by workers in Lagos and Johannesburg.” He sings this message in the song “Black Times,” accompanied by the subtle but stunning guitar work from Santana: “Understand your history/Rise to be free.”

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