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Sounds of Africa at the Cedar
"African Summer" at the Cedar Cultural Center is unfurling the multifaceted splendor of that continent's music during the month of July, culminating in four gigs over an eight-day span that feature an open dance floor and an array of energetic catalysts.
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First up is Femi Kuti, eldest son of the legendary, incendiary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, who has modernized the bumptious brass-'n'-beats and fiery politics of his late father while holding onto their essence and becoming an established star in his own right. (8 p.m. Fri., Cedar, $50-$55.)