TVD Ticket Giveaway: Femi Kuti at the 9:30 Club, 1/25

With a new album in the works, Femi Kuti and The Positive Force have kicked off the new year with a US tour to promote the new record, No Place for My Dream, which is set for an early 2013 release.

After creating a name for himself in the international music industry in the late eighties, Femi Kuti drifted away from the Afrobeat sound of his father. He ventured off into hip hop, working with artists such as Common and Mos Def. This year’s release is said to be the 50-year-old singer’s return to the Afrobeat sound that launched him into the music industry.

“Now it’s going back on track where I really want to be with No Place for My Dream. It’s like going back to where I started off.”

The three-time Grammy-nominated artist and his band, The Positive Force, are making a stop at the 9:30 Club this Friday, January 25, as a part of their 2013 tour—and we’re giving away a pair of tickets!

Though his father, the late Fela Kuti, flourished within the Afrobeat sound, Kuti, in an interview with Rolling Stone, says, “…I don’t want to be my father’s replica. I want to find my own spirit, my own soul, and my own voice.”

Femi Kuti has much respect for his father’s work; however, he doesn’t want to live in his shadow. To win tickets to see the Nigerian musician and his band this Friday, leave a comment below naming a song about fathers. My pick? “Dance With My Father” by Luther Vandross.

The winner will be chosen at noon on Thursday, January 24. Tickets are still available.

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  • pauciii

    “oh father” by madonna, as covered by sia. one of my favorite songs ever.

  • gumbrinus

    While not necessarily the most sentimental, “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” by the Temptations is probably the most apropos choice to honor the Femi-Fela relationship. Cheers!

  • swirladay

    “The Next Messiah” by Jenny Lewis

  • mimiluv

    “Just the Two of Us” by Will Smith. This is a touching song by Will Smith about being a Dad.

  • dabeatkeeper

    “Papa Don’t Take No Mess” James Brown, love it!

  • alysmmoore

    “Father Figure” by George Michael!  Or for a more sentimental choice- “Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon

  • Leebert0711

    “Fathers and Sons” by Del McCoury

  • cdholder2300

    “Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home)” by Usher.

  • jglucroft

    Mon papa à moi est un gangster by Stomy Bugsy
    (classic 90s French rap hit…duh)

  • linmad

    “Daddy” by Beyonce

  • linmad

    “Daddy” by Beyonce

  • agliophoic

    “My Father’s Eyes” Eric Clapton

  • CaitCutter

    “A Boy Named Sue” by Johnny Cash…such a perfect example of a great father/son relationship haha

  • clcarranza09

    “Just the Two of Us” by Will Smith

  • ChrisO1

    John Hiatt’s “Your Dad Did”, not only about his Dad, but about him turning into his Dad.

  • mtsnow

    Son of Your Father by Elton John

  • Wordisbond

    “New Day” – Kanye West & Jay-Z, great beat by the RZA and some really interesting lyrics about hoping their sons learn from their mistakes/regrets about their own fathers.

  • Rayo

    ’97 by Femi Kuti

  • Rayo

    ’97 by Femi Kuti

  • Emanuella

    “Papa was a Rolling Stone” by the Temptations

  • oliviaung

    The winner has been notified. Check your email!

  • mimiluv

    I didnt win!! 🙁


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