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Caption and Photos By Andy ArgyrakisThe latest legend to grace the Metro 30th Anniversary Event series was Afrobeat trendsetter Femi Kuti, who along with his robust band of rhythmic backers The Positive Force, turned Chicago's crown jewel concert club into a sweaty dance floor. Though the troupe appeared on that very stage many times in the past, this was the first in support of the upcoming album "No Place For My Dream," which seamlessly blends the best of funk, jazz and African folk. Previews of the project ensured the 50-year-old Kuti has settled into his own musical skin after first rising to fame in his trailblazing father Fela's band Egypt 80 as a mere teenager. But more than simply sharing such innovative artistic strides on his latest American tour (which comes on the heels of a European outing supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers), the veteran continues to spread a message of peace and unity towards his increasingly diverse audience.
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