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Femi Kuti and Positive Force: Ocean, London

John L. Walters, The Guardian, 11 March 2002

SAXOPHONIST FEMI KUTI fronts a 14-piece band, with drums, two percussionists, guitar, bass, keyboards, four horns and three singers. Like a soul review or a go-go band, Positive Force go from one number to the next with hardly a pause. Songs last as long as 10 or 12 minutes, as the leader explains the issues that inform the simple, direct lyrics of Afrobeat anthems such as 'One Day Someday' and 'Traitors of Africa'.

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