Original Afrobeat from the source

Stani Goma and Foreign Brothers are thrilled to present a special night of irresistible African dance music by Afrobeat royalty Femi Kuti with the full might of his band The Positive Force.

Renowned for his charismatic and energetic stage presence, Femi is bringing a brand-new show, promoting Africa at its best and promises to deliver a breathtaking performance, full of delightful surprises.

Femi Kuti grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, where at 15, he started playing saxophone in his father, Fela's band, Egypt 80.

He was thrown in the deep end when having to replace Fela as bandleader when Fela was arrested at the airport and jailed just before starting a US tour.

From that day on he’s never looked back.

In 1986 Femi formed his own band “The Positive Force”. His first record was released in 1995 by Tabu/Motown and has followed a long journey since where he continues to expand the diversity of his artistry on his albums and has received six Grammy nominations from a dozen albums.

In 1998, to honour his Father, he opened the “New Afrika Shrine” where the famous seven-day ‘Felabration festival now takes place every year, around Fela’s October 15 birthday.

The king of Afrobeat Femi Kuti backed by a powerful 14-piece orchestra for one show only in Melbourne.

TICKETS: http://thecroxton.com.au/

Friday 7 April at the Croxton Bandroom

Presented by Stani Goma, Foreign Brothers and PBS 106.7 FM