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Seun Kuti plays Syos

Saxophonist Seun Kuti and his red Syos alto saxophone mouthpiece
© Stéphane Munnier

Syos boosts my tone so my phrases are more vibrant.

Sound aesthetics

Very dark
Very bright
Very soft
Very powerful

The sound of Seun Kuti is dark and quite powerful. The mouthpiece we created for Seun gives him the possibility to deploy easily this timbre in all the registers of the alto.

Biography

Seun Kuti is the youngest son of legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. At the age of nine, Seun expressed the wish to sing to his father. A short while later Seun started performing with his father and the band, until his father’s untimely death in 1997. Seun, then only 14 years old, assumed the role as lead singer of Egypt 80. Ever since, Seun has followed the political and social ethos of his father. Along the way, he began to add his own twist to the music, digging deep into various African traditions to reflect the continent’s struggles and cultures. About three quarters of the current Egypt 80 line-up consists of musicians that not only played with Fela Kuti, but often were arrested and harassed alongside the founder of the Afrobeat movement. Seun Kuti has toured the world and released many albums.

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