Sound Tracks

Seun Kuti performs "Rise"

Clip: Season 1 | 9m 17s

"Rise" is the title song on Seun Kuti and Egypt 80's new album. In the Fela tradition of Afrobeat, it's an angry song - protesting against corrupt leaders and corporations exploiting Africa's resources. It's also a big band tour de force, with echoes of James Brown and Miles Davis. Above all, it's a call to rise against injustice.

Aired: 08/22/11

Rating: NR

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