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Lil Baby performs during a Juneteenth voter registration rally on June 19, 2020 at Murphy Park Fairgrounds in Atlanta, Ga. One week earlier, he released "The Bigger Picture," a song protesting police brutality. Paras Griffin/Getty Images hide caption

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"This album was the first chapter where kung fu meets Afrobeat," Amayo says of the new Antibalas album Fu Chronicles. It is inspired by Amayo's martial arts background and the Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images hide caption

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Antibalas' 'Fu Chronicles' Is A Martial Arts-Inspired Testament To Afrobeat

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The SFJAZZ Collective, performing live from the Robert N. Miner Auditorium in San Francisco. Don Dixon/SFJAZZ hide caption

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The SFJAZZ Collective

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The son of Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti, Seun Kuti inherited his father's band and his preference for political songwriting with infectious grooves. Alexis Maryon /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Seun Kuti Furthers His Father's Message On 'Black Times'

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Warhead Constriction, a group of high-schoolers from Lagos, is one of many rock bands of the 1960s and '70s featured in the new book series Wake Up You! The Rise and Fall of Nigerian Rock, 1972-1977. Courtesy of Now-Again Records hide caption

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'Wake Up You!' Explores The Transitional, Post-War Rock 'N' Roll Of Nigeria

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Kronos Quartet performs with Sahr Ngaujah (front) and Abena Koomson (center) at New York's Lincoln Center. Red Hot + Fela, a compilation album, comes out Oct. 8. David Andrako/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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From Africa With Fury: Rise is Seun Kuti's latest album with his father Fela's band, Egypt 80. Kelechi Amadiobi/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Seun Kuti Channels His Father's Political 'Fury'

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Tony Allen was the drummer and musical director of Fela Kuti's band Africa 70 from 1968 to 1979. Bernard Benant hide caption

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Bernard Benant

African Legends, New Music From Shearwater And More

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