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VIDEO & AUDIO: The Budos Band 11/1/14 Louisville, KY @ The Zanzabar

The Budos Band - Louisville, KY Zanzabar

The Budos Band 11/1/14 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Encore: Seizure, Immigrant Song [Led Zeppelin cover], “Turkish” (inc. You Keep Me Hanging On [The Supremes] tease), Aynotchesh Yererfu

The Budos Band 11/1/14 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
The Sticks, Vertigo, Shattered Winds, Ride or Die

opening act Electric Citizen from Cincinnati:

The Budos Band
November 1, 2014
Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar

source: Schoeps mk21 (ORTF wide/on stage) > kcy > Sonosax SX-M2/LS2 > Sony M10 (24/48)
transfer: microSD > Sound Studio > xACT > flac (16/44)

AUDIO DOWNLOAD: FLAC TORRENT

d1t01 Intro/Tuning
d1t02 Into The Fog
d1t03 The Sticks
d1t04 Vertigo
d1t05 Shattered Winds
d1t06 Ride Or Die
d1t07 Black Venom
d1t08 Aphasia
d1t09 Tomahawk
d1t10 Burnt Offering
d1t11 Nemesis
d1t12 Unbroken, Unshaven
d1t13 Budos Rising
Encore:
d2t01 Seizure
d2t02 Immigrant Song [Led Zeppelin cover]
d2t03 Turkish (inc. You Keep Me Hangin’ On [The Supremes] tease)
d2t04 Aynotchesh Yererfu

Sinkane 10/11/14 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar

Sinkane

Sinkane October 11, 2014
Louisville, KY @ The Zanzabar

Yacha, Lady C’mon, New Name, Runnin’

Sinkane October 11, 2014
Louisville, KY @ The Zanzabar

How We Be, Making Time, Mean Love, Better Change Your Mind [William Onyeabor cover]

Sinkane
October 11, 2014
Louisville, KY @ The Zanzabar

Sony ECM-MS908C stereo mic > Canon XA20 (LPCM audio) > Vegas Pro 12.0 > WAV > CD Wave Editor (tracking) > FLAC

AUDIO DOWNLOAD: FLAC TORRENT or FLAC ZIP on MEGA

01. Jeeper Creeper
02. Lovesick
03. Lady C’mon
04. Making Time
05. Yacha
06. Young Trouble
07. How We Be
08. Warm Spell
09. New Name
10. Runnin’
11. Galley Boys
12. Mean Love
13. Better Change Your Mind [William Onyeabor cover]

Sinkane

And here’s some of the opening act:
Helado Negro 10/11/14 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar

Seun Kuti – The Funk It Interview

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - Bloomington, Indiana @ The Bluebird

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 blazed through southern Indiana on their current tour of the United States, stopping at the 250 capacity Bluebird Nightclub last Friday. Their act was in top form, performing their entire new album, A Long Way To The Beginning, as well as the Fela Kuti composition V.I.P. (Vagabonds In Power).

I sat down with Seun after the show to discuss the current state of afrobeat music, walking in his father’s footsteps with the Egypt 80 band, and working with Robert Glasper on the new album. Check out the video interview, plus a few songs and a 16 minute monologue/rant right here on Funk It…

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – The Funk It Interview 9/12/14 Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - Bloomington, Indiana @ The Bluebird

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Part 1 of 6) Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird
IMF (International Mother Fuckers)

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Part 2 of 6) Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird
Seun speaks

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Part 3 of 6) Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird
Black Woman

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Part 4 of 6) Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird
Black Woman (continued)

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Part 5 of 6) Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird
Higher Consciousness (second half), Kalakuta Boy

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Part 6 of 6) Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird
Kalakuta Boy (continued)

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - Bloomington, Indiana @ The Bluebird

Seun Kuti - The Funk It Interview

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I also had the pleasure of catching original afrobeat drummer and pioneer Tony Allen perform with the Chicago Afrobeat Project a few weeks ago in Chicago at a small club. I only caught the first 25 minutes before I had to high tail it to the Navy Pier to get on the Spirit of Chicago yacht with Talib Kweli and a conglomerate of funk superstars for the Fiyawrapper Battleship (but that’s a story for another day and blog post).

Tony Allen with Chicago Afrobeat Project

It appears that Tony Allen has recorded a full album with the Chicago Afrobeat Project for release next year and I was able to catch several of these new songs through my video lens…

Chicago Afrobeat Project with Tony Allen (Part 1 of 3)
8/30/2014 Chicago, IL @ Double Door

Chicago Afrobeat Project with Tony Allen (Part 2 of 3)
8/30/2014 Chicago, IL @ Double Door

Chicago Afrobeat Project with Tony Allen (Part 3 of 3)
8/30/2014 Chicago, IL @ Double Door

Tony Allen with Chicago Afrobeat Project