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"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
The Independent APRIL 3, 2011 - by Howard Male
SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80 - FROM AFRICA WITH FURY: RISE
Brian Eno doesn't seem the obvious choice as co-producer of Seun Kuti's second album, but he does a fine job of assisting in the distillation of Afrobeat into a diamond-hard, almost chillingly efficient groove.
But it's when Seun steps out from behind father Fela's shadow that things really shift up a gear. Rise does just that, building from a grungy guitar riff to an intense, soulful plea on behalf of a debilitated Africa. A potent shot in the arm for Afrobeat.