FEMI KUTI shines as an exceptional soloist on the (alto and soprano) saxophone, trumpet, and organ, and he is equally impressive as a vocalist. His music, which he calls Afrobeat, represents an energetic and diverse sonic palette, a crossover blend of funk, soul-jazz, traditional West African music with hints of punk, samba, salsa, and hip-hop.
Like Bob Marley in the past, Femi Kuti conveys a social message about Africa during his concerts, highlighting its natural wealth, as well as poverty and starving people, constant wars, artificial straight borders imposed by colonizers, and enforced social systems. All of this is delivered with a positive outlook on life, guided by his father’s motto that music can be a weapon of the future contributing to peace.
Due to his activism against social and economic injustice and his focus on raising awareness about the AIDS epidemic in Africa, Femi Kuti was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2022, and he was appointed as an African ambassador by Amnesty International in 2012.
He is coming to Sarajevo accompanied by his thirteen-member band, “The Positive Force.” According to music critics and experts, this band stands out not only for its size but also for its exceptional performances, where their rhythm section plays with irregular African rhythms, and their powerful five-member brass section simply “ignite the stage.” The musicians behind Femi Kuti successfully combine electrifying music-making at the highest professional level with showmanship, entertainment, and dance, creating an atmosphere that feels like the audience is witnessing not just one but three unforgettable shows on stage.
(Let’s also mention that Femi Kuti & The Positive Force toured Europe with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2011.)
All of this guarantees an outstanding performance that no one will leave unsatisfied, and a show that simply cannot be missed!