Friday, March 30, 2012

Now's the Time: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Hearts of Darkness began receiving lavish praise at Plastic Sax in 2009. Even though a portion of my enthusiasm for the ensemble undoubtedly stems from the scarcity of Afrobeat bands in the Midwest, I stand by every word of my purple prose. I might be more critical if I regularly travelled to Lagos. That's why the opportunity to hear Hearts of Darkness open for Seun Kuti at the Granada on Friday, March 30, could be revelatory. How do the local heroes stack up against an act that includes members of Fela Kuti's Egypt 80 band? No pressure, guys.

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