From London to Nigeria to Paris. From his father’s protégé to a self made star. From Motown to Afrobeat. From touring with Jane’s Addiction to collaborating with Mos Def and Common and getting Grammy nominations. Femi Kuti has made a name for himself in the international music scene since joining his father Fela Kuti’s band in the late 1970s as a teenager. In the late 1980s, he achieved autonomy when he started his own band, the Positive Force. His saxophone skills combined with lead vocals provide authentic afro-grooves, while his bodacious back up singers and dancers shaking it and jumping around in their traditional garb are supremely beautiful and extraordinarily entertaining. This may be the most high-energy show you will see in 2013. Plus, the Boulder Theater is such an intimate and confined venue, that everyone will be sure to break a sweat before set break.

The all-ages show is Tuesday January 15 at the Boulder Theater. Tickets are $25 for general admission and the show starts at 7:30pm.

 

Allison Cohn loves gold spray paint and nonsense. She also has a very difficult time sitting still and keeping quiet. She can often be found dancing like a fool when she isn’t hiding out in her mountain lair or gallivanting around the globe.

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Allison Cohn loves gold spray paint and nonsense. She also has a very difficult time sitting still and keeping quiet. She can often be found dancing like a fool when she isn’t hiding out in her mountain lair or gallivanting around the globe. Allison is 303 Magazine’s Music Desk Editor, specializing in jam bands, funk, bluegrass, and all things bizarre and avant-garde. If you have something intriguing to share, you can reach her at allison@303magazine.com.

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