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    Thu, 22 Jan 2009 10:01:14

    Femi Kuti Cancels North American Tour - Due to an undisclosed illness

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    • Femi Kuti - JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 11:  Nigerian singer Femi Kuti (L) and South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela perform during the Opening Ceremony ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group A match between South Africa and Mexico at Soccer City Stadium on June 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
    • Femi Kuti - JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 11:  Nigerian singer Femi Kuti performs during the Opening Ceremony ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group A match between South Africa and Mexico at Soccer City Stadium on June 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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    Now that he's officially cancelled a 13-stop North American tour, Femi Kuti is reportedly recovering from a mild case of malaria. The son of Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti was supposed to play everywhere from Boston to San Diego in support of his first album in seven years, last fall's Day By Day. Among the stops was the world music festival GlobalFEST, which touched down at New York's Webster Hall on January 11.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    01.22.09



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