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Seun Kuti: Life, Legacy and Afrobeat

The Cultural Frontline: where arts and news collide.

This week on The Cultural Frontline we explore how memory and legacy have shaped the work of artists.

We hear from the musician Seun Kuti on making political music and following in the footsteps of his father, the Afrobeat pioneer and political activist Fela Kuti.

The American filmmaker Greg Campbell shares his memories of the life and work of his friend, the celebrated photojournalist Chris Hondros.

The Chinese writer Lijia Zhang reveals how the award winning film Angels Wear White brought back painful memories from her childhood.

Plus the British-Nigerian poet Tolu Agbelusi shares her poem, The Anthropology of Belonging: Start with the Self.

Presented by Tina Daheley.

(Picture: Seun Kuti performing with Egypt 80 Picture Credit: Rich Fury/Getty Images for FYF)

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27 minutes

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  • Sat 20 Jan 2018 03:32GMT
  • Sat 20 Jan 2018 09:32GMT
  • Sat 20 Jan 2018 18:32GMT
  • Sun 21 Jan 2018 00:06GMT
  • Mon 22 Jan 2018 04:32GMT
  • Mon 22 Jan 2018 07:32GMT

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