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Photo Recap: Femi Kuti and The Positive Force at World Cafe Live

Afrobeat torch-bearer Femi Kuti played World Cafe Live last night with his 12-piece ensemble The Positive Force, showcasing material from their new LP No Place For My Dream. Check out a recap of the show in the photo gallery above.

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Hear Philly rapper Ethel Cee get fierce to Fela Kuti on “One Fifty” (prod. by Dumhi)

Ethel Cee, between takes at Dumhi HQ

The next project on deck for South Philly hip-hop impresario Dumhi is a collaborative EP with rapper Ethel Cee that producer Haj describes as “heavy and emotional.” But sometimes, musicians have to cut loose and be spontaneous. Last week, Haj took part in a Fela Kuti beat battle – the production equivalent of freestyling, if you will – and when Ethel Cee heard the track he mixed together from samples of the legendary Afrobeat pioneer, she immediately set to composing lyrics. A week later, a hard-hitting single was born; you can download “One Fifty” below.

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