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Nightlife Highlights: Femi Kuti & Positive Force

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June 6. As Afrobeat king Fela Kuti's eldest son, Femi Kuti learned the family craft firsthand by playing in his late father's band, Egypt 80. His eponymous 1995 album, which offered a more compact take on the sound Fela had pioneered, was a hit in much of Africa and Europe and established Femi as a major artist on the world music circuit. After Fela's passing in 1997, Femi formed his own band, Positive Force, which he here brings once again to Club Helsinki, stirring more recent urban forms of Lagosian and American dance music into the time-tested, booty-swiveling Afrobeat cauldron. (Martin Sexton sings June 5; Charlie Hunter jazzes it up June 11.) 9pm. $38, $65. Hudson. (518) 828-4800; Helsinkihudson.com.

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