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Kate Hutchinson with Seun Kuti

First broadcast date: 18 May 2018

Monthly show from Kate Hutchinson, Guardian music and culture journalist, broadcaster and DJ from London. She is also the former Clubbing Editor at Time Out and is still waiting impatiently for the fidget-house revival.

For her May show, Kate is joined by Seun Kuti, son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti and bandleader of his father’s Egypt 80 band, whose politically-charged new album Black Times honours the revolutionaries who have gone before and rallies the torch-bearers to come. He brings along a selection of the tracks that mean the most to him and speaks candidly about what it was really like growing up in Fela’s Kalakuta Republic compound, why he’ll always be a voice for the working classes, the importance of modern-day protest music and why juju master King Sunny Ade was the “Gary Barlow of Nigeria”.

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Tracklist

Funky Nassau – The Beginning of the End Part 2 [Strut]
Charly Kingson – Nimele Bolo [Africa Seven]
Fela Kuti – Unknown Soldier (Neil Bopperson edit) [Unknown]
DJ Koze – Pick Up [Pampa]
Womack & Womack – Missing Person’s Bureau (Paradise Ballroom Mix) [Melodies International]
The Sylvers – Handle It [Mr Bongo]
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – Struggle Sounds [Strut]
Miles Davis – Shhh/Peaceful (Original 1969 mix) [Columbia]
Ebeneezer Obey – The Horse, The Man & His Son [Decca]
King Sunny Ade – Synchro System [Island]
William Onyeabor – Better Change Your Mind [Luaka Bop]
Fela Kuti – Pansa Pansa [Kalakuta Records]
Gil Scott-Heron – Who’ll Pay Reparations On My Soul? [Ace]
Nai Palm – Crossfire / So Into You [Masterworks]

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