St. Petersburg, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2016) – Nigerian musician Seun Anikulapo-Kuti and his band, Egypt 80, will be the opening performers for Ms. Lauryn Hill’s The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! show at The Mahaffey Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
The youngest son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, Seun joined his father’s band at the age of 14, as singer and saxophonist. Many of the current members of Egypt 80 also played with Fela Kuti, who passed away in 1997.
“Afrobeat is not just about being Fela’s son any more,” Kuti says. “There are hundreds of bands playing Afrobeat around the world, from Australia to Israel to the U.S. What began with my father has become a global movement.”
Tickets, $61.50-$141.50, are available online at themahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event.
The Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programing and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater!
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.