Rise by Knitting Factory
With the mighty new From Africa With Fury: Rise, Seun Anikulapo Kuti heads up Egypt 80, the extraordinary combo first fronted by his renowned father. The album follows Kuti’s critically praised debut, 2008’s Many Things, which was unanimously hailed for continuing Fela’s musical legacy. From Africa With Fury: Rise sees Kuti finding his own idiosyncratic voice as songwriter, singer, and band leader, its songs and sonic approach marked by provocative edge, powerful righteousness and sense of resistance. "We must rise... against companies like Monsanto".
Monsanto is an agricultural company. Farmers around the world use their products to "produce more with less, conserving resources like soil and water. And to improve lives. They do this by selling seeds, traits developed through biotechnology, and crop protection chemicals."