- "As We Struggle Everyday"
- "Free Your Mind"
If a big part of having a family is the ability to pass on the knowledge and tradition you've learned over your life, then our guests, Femi and Made Kuti, are making the most of life. They represent the second and third generations of Afrobeat, started by Femi's father — and Made's Grandfather — Fela Kuti. For years, Femi played in his father's legendary band, Egypt 80, before taking the reins after his dad died in 1997 at the age of 58. Now, Femi offers the spotlight to his son, Made, who also played with his dad before stepping into his solo career.
Both Femi and Made have new records – presented together as the double album, Legacy +.
We sat down with father and son to speak about the pride and joy of sharing releases and their appreciation of each other's craft. And you can feel the energy in their live performances, recorded on the stage of the New Afrika Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria. Listen to the complete session in the audio player, and watch the performance via NPR Live Sessions above.