Shout out to the good folks over at okayafrica for posting this insightful interview with Afrobeat heir apparent Seun Kuti. Seun takes on the rampant nihilism and consumerism that have become hallmarks of a once music that once posited not only social commentary but at times even rallied for and influenced social change.

Check out Seun’s latest From Africa With Fury: Rise, co-produced with Brian Eno.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.