Femi Kuti, Imminent Celebrate Brooklyn! Star, Discusses His Afrobeat Legacy and 20-Odd Stepmothers


Thursday night, the somewhat popular Celebrate Brooklyn! series at Prospect Park continues with Afrobeat big-shot Femi Kuti, son of Fela, which means that his familial reminisces involve him saying stuff like “It was scary because you never knew when the police or soldiers would raid and beat everybody up again. It was very tough, because the wives [were] always fighting.” Said quote comes from friend-of-SOTC Peter S. Scholtes’ splendid interview with Femi for Onion offshoot Decider‘s Bay Area bureau. This is likely Peter’s only chance to use “Those were tumultuous years to be living with him, when soldiers burned your house and fatally injured your grandmother, and then your father married 27 women” as a question.

Get to Prospect Park early.