Leading the legacy of his revolutionary Afro-funk father Fela, as well as many of the surviving members of Fela's last band, Egypt 80, Seun Kuti is a true and funky vessel for the righteous fury that is finally finding its voice in the North African rebellions. After meeting Brian Eno backstage at one of Egypt 80's epic live shows, Seun and the band travelled with Eno to Copacabana, Brazil to record this sizzling set of Afrobeat anthems. Songs like "Rise" express the anger of Africa's common people at their corrupt leaders, and their desire to overcome and give their children a better life. Seun invests those feelings with fierce aggression and purpose, and so do the wailing horns and menacing percussion. His father would be proud.