Friday: Femi Kuti @ Oregon Zoo + Win Tickets | Son Of Legendary Afrobeat Pioneer Fela Kuti

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We have a pair of tickets to this show. To Win: Comment on this post on why you would like to attend. We'll draw the winner on Friday at noon (July 2) and email you. (Tip: Zoo is picking the winner, so maybe you should comment on how great it is :) )

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From our partners at Oregon Zoo:

Femi Kuti at Oregon ZooFemi Kuti, the oldest son of legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, home base for his father's powerful blend of funk, jazz and heavy percussion.

While a natural heir to his father's musical legacy, he also draws on elements of dance music and hip-hop — collaborating with the likes of he has Macy Gray, Mos Def and Common — to create a modern Afrobeat style entirely his own. He's always sold out in the past, so get your tickets FAST.

$17.00 Buy Tickets online here

Video below of Femi Kuti Live At Harbourfront Centre in Toronto


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49 Responses to Friday: Femi Kuti @ Oregon Zoo + Win Tickets | Son Of Legendary Afrobeat Pioneer Fela Kuti

  1. Darcy B June 30, 2010 at 1:11 pm #

    yes please!

  2. Racheal Gaffney June 30, 2010 at 1:14 pm #

    Femi puts on an amazing show! Beng, Beng, Beng! He played this last time I saw him at the zoo, to the dismay of many a parent with their little one in the audience. I guess they didn’t know about stage humping ;) That’s why I want to go!!


  3. Shaun June 30, 2010 at 1:14 pm #

    OMG! I saw Femi Kuti on Jools Holland. He is amazing! I would love to see him live!!

  4. Karin Z June 30, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    I would very much like to attend this show, I am inspired by music and love to experience new things. I’ve never been to a concert at the Oregon Zoo and I’ve never been to an AfroBeat show. I would be EXTREMELY excited to go!!!

  5. Nick June 30, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    Femi Kuti is a postive force in our world!

  6. nikeisah June 30, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    Legendary music..check…Oregon Zoo…check…beautiful weather…check…..Im game….would love to hear the great Afrobeat sound Live…..

  7. theeveslikeus June 30, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    Wow, thanks so much for this opportunity!

    I’m asking on behalf of my bf. He loves the music of Femi Kuti and has never been to a concert at the zoo. It’s such a wonderful venue and it would be a great way to cheer him up during some challenging times for him. (Love you J.)

  8. Jose June 30, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

    I’d like check him out… and zoo animals :)

  9. rena June 30, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    ME ME ME. please.

  10. Alex June 30, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    my parents always played records of Fela and I’ve listened to Femi for years but have never gotten to see him perform live… would love to under the Oregon sun!

  11. Kristina June 30, 2010 at 5:40 pm #

    I’ve never been to the zoo, so this would a great first time!!! Pretty please? ;)

  12. Jennifer Elkins June 30, 2010 at 11:06 pm #

    Femi Kuti at the Oregon Zoo sounds like the perfect way to enjoy a date night with my sweet husband.
    He has been away from home for three weeks on a business trip. He has enjoyed listening to old Fela and his eldest son the amazing Femi Kuti of Nigeria.
    An open air theatre showcasing the raw passion of Afro Beat set in amongst the world’s wild animals will be a night to brag about for years to come!

  13. Blanca Villalobos June 30, 2010 at 11:19 pm #

    I love Afrobeat music, would wish to see him at the Zoo in this beautiful city! A trip to the Zoo with amazing music to groove too with be a perfect day :)

  14. Aydika July 1, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    This show is the culmination of three things my friends and I have been dying to experience: Femi Kuti + Concert at Oregon Zoo + Summer! I would LOVE to kick off the summer with this joy…and promise to share the love by spreading the Zoo word!

  15. Elle July 1, 2010 at 10:22 am #

    I’m a fan via the facebook. PLEASE pick me. I want to take my mom with me :) 2 tickets :)

  16. Jason Castro July 1, 2010 at 1:54 pm #

    I would love to see this creative show! Never been to a show in this genre.

  17. Jeremiah Ashbaugh July 1, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    I need some great afro-beat to lift the summer spirits and the student funds are stretched thin. I hope to win a pair of tix!

  18. devan July 1, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    never been to the zoo. never seen this show. never won a contest. would be a pretty cool start to the summer to win something but if not, good luck to my fellow contestants! happy 4th!

  19. Julia July 1, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    Would love to see this group!!!! YEAH!!!

  20. Michelle McDermott July 1, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    Obviously this show would be a major highlight for the summer. Anyone would be very lucky to score these tickets. For me, finally my husband and I have a night together without our child. This would be a great way to celebrate summer and have that much needed date night. Femi Kuti is legendary.

  21. Paola July 1, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

    Hey! I just love Femi Kuti but never saw him on stage! I am from Sicily (100% sicilian) and grew up with the afrobeat since Africa was my neighbor! Now I live in Portland and couldn’t believe of what I was reading…Femi Kuti in P-town?!? This is a dream come true! Hope to win the tickets! =)

  22. Erica July 1, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    I would love to surprise my man with some amazing tickets! He works in a remote wilderness area with no cell phone access all week. He would be so happy to come home to this!

  23. Maia July 1, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

    I love going to concerts at the Zoo especially to great concerts like this one. I love to WATCH THE ELEPHANTS SWAY TO THE MUSIC AND I KNOW THEY ARE ENJOYING IT AS MUCH AS WE ARE. I would love to win these tickets and take my partner to this event.

  24. Ashleigh July 1, 2010 at 2:38 pm #

    Pick me please! :)

  25. craig yantzer July 1, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

    I’m working during this show but have two lovely lady friends that would love to attend. Help me give the gift of music to them!

  26. Karen Freeze July 1, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    I would love to attend! The zoo concerts are amazing and I have been attending for years. My daughter and her beau will be going and I would love to suprise my husbad by going with them!

  27. Rachel July 1, 2010 at 3:07 pm #

    Love Femi Kuti but have never seen him in concert and would be over the moon if I could win these tickets!

  28. chris Callahan July 1, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    would love to take my girl. A great summer evening at the zoo and brilliant music too. Sounds like heaven.

  29. james July 1, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    This concert would get me to the zoo for the first time — I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t been yet. Femi son of Fela and biodiversity = a very meaningful time. I want to go!

  30. Michael Larson July 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm #

    Tis the season for outdoor concerts. I love it!

  31. Juliana July 1, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    Hellz yes! This would be the best way to celebrate my friend’s 18th birthday! Music + animals = awesomeness

  32. Benjamin July 1, 2010 at 4:23 pm #

    Love this type of music. Never seen father or son. Elephants would be cool too?

  33. David July 1, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    ….would love to shimmy booty with Femi Kuti!

  34. Stacey July 1, 2010 at 10:34 pm #

    We’ve had such a wonderful time at zoo concerts in the past! This year we chose to see Jamie Cullum (can’t wait), but Femi Kuti was a close second choice. Would love love love to see him too!

  35. Leonard July 2, 2010 at 8:21 am #

    I”ve seen Femi Kuti 3 times, and every show was easily my year’s favorite. And the Zoo is my favorite summer venue. What a perfect combo!

  36. Angela July 2, 2010 at 9:06 am #

    Because I missed him last year!!!! :)

  37. allisunknown July 2, 2010 at 10:04 am #

    Me! Me! Me!

    I’m a huge Afrobeat fan, huge fan of both the Kutis (I even wrote a poem about his dad; it’s called “Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti”). Never been to the Oregon Zoo, and neither has my lady, never been to any Afrobeat concerts in my life, and after all this dreary weather I’m in need of a serious pick-me-up!!! And Femi sounds like just the thing!

    Joe Clinkenbeard (via Facebook fan page)

  38. kimy July 2, 2010 at 11:47 am #

    Happy Friday everyone!

    Would love to experience the wonderful sounds of Femi and his band! At the same time being a part of an attraction that helps support the Oregon Zoo and its commitment to the conservation of endangered species. Much respect for both musician and venue.

    Thanks for giving us a chance to win this. Good luck to others! Have a great holiday~

  39. Nessa B July 2, 2010 at 3:58 pm #

    Bottle of wine, Afrobeats jammin in my ear, a breeze thru the warm summer air…Perfect excuse to spend an eve with a friend, in the company of nature, animals, culture, and music.

  40. Damon A July 4, 2010 at 1:06 am #

    I think nothing but Femi in the zoo could better rekindle the flame between me and my wife.

    • Julian Chadwick July 4, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

      Concert was Friday.

  41. Flo Montero July 8, 2010 at 7:29 pm #

    Femi Kuti…would love to go!

  42. Tia June 29, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Afrobeat at the zoo!

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