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VIDEO: Two sets of Lettuce at Bear Creek Music & Art Festival 2014

Lettuce with Alecia Chakour - Bear Creek 2014

Lettuce 11/16/14 Bear Creek Music Festival @ Buffalo’s Ampitheater
Part 1 of 5:
Evil Wu, Unknown intro > Madison Square, By Any Shmeeans Necessary > Expensive Shit [Fela Kuti cover with bassline from Asiko by Tony Allen] > Shmeeans

Lettuce 11/16/14 Bear Creek Music Festival @ Buffalo’s Ampitheater
Part 2 of 5:
The Dump (with Nicholas Payton), Last Suppit, Mr. Yancey

Lettuce 11/16/14 Bear Creek Music Festival @ Buffalo’s Ampitheater
Part 3 of 5:
Do Your Thing [Isaac Hayes cover](with Alecia Chakour), The Sun (with Alecia Chakour), For My Friend [Bill Withers cover] (with Alecia Chakour & Nigel Hall), Bowler

Lettuce 11/16/14 Bear Creek Music Festival @ Buffalo’s Ampitheater
Part 4 of 5:
A Message From The Meters [The Meters cover](with George Porter Jr & Khris Royal)

Lettuce 11/16/14 Bear Creek Music Festival @ Buffalo’s Ampitheater
Part 5 of 5:
Encore: Move On Up [Curtis Mayfield cover] (with Nigel Hall, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer & Khris Royal)

Lettuce - Bear Creek 2014

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Lettuce 11/15/14 Bear Creek Music Festival @ Purple Hat Stage
Part 1 of 2:
Big Anthem, Salute, Yakatori, Fly

Lettuce 11/15/14 Bear Creek Music Festival @ Purple Hat Stage
Part 2 of 2:
Lettsanity, Phyllis, Don’t Be Afraid To Try (with Alecia Chakour), He Made A Woman Out Of Me [Bobbie Gentry cover] (with Alecia Chakour), The Love You Left Behind [Syl Johnson cover] (with Alecia Chakour), Monorail 3000 > Blast Off

VIDEO & AUDIO: Lettuce 10/20/14 Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird Bar

Lettuce - Bloomington

Lettuce 10/20/14 Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird Bar
Part 1 of 2: The New Reel (new song), By Any Shmeeans Necessary > Expensive Shit [Fela Kuti cover with bassline from Asiko by Tony Allen] > Shmeeans, Squadlive, Fly

Lettuce 10/20/14 Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird Bar
Part 2 of 2: Chief (new song), He Made A Woman Out Of Me [Bobbie Gentry cover] (with Alecia Chakour), What Do I Have To Do To Prove My Love To You [Marva Whitney cover] (with Alecia Chakour), The Sun (with Alecia Chakour) (new song), Phyllis (new song), Flu

Lettuce
October 20, 2014
Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird Bar

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

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01. “Big Anthem” (new song)
02. Fly
03. Yakatori (new song)
04. new intro > Monorail 3000 > Blast Off
05. Squadlive
06. He Made A Woman Out Of Me [Bobbie Gentry cover] (with Alecia Chakour)
07. What Do I Have To Do To Prove My Love To You [Marva Whitney cover] (with Alecia Chakour)
08. The Sun (with Alecia Chakour) (new song)
09. Lettsanity
10. Phyllis (new song)
11. Chief (new song)
12. Flu
13. new intro > Madison Square
Encore:
14. “The New Reel” (new song)
15. By Any Shmeeans Necessary > Expensive Shit [Fela Kuti cover with bassline from Asiko by Tony Allen] > Shmeeans

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