UPR!SE is a blog dedicated to The Shrine's Patron Saint and inspiration, Fela Anikulpo Kuti.

The blog focuses on music, fashion, art, design, politics and culture. It is a celebration of trailblazing souls who rise up without compromise.


Monday, August 16, 2010


The Budos Band have been on a tear all summer long, playing countless shows and festivals. The band has become a mighty beast in their live shows, playing chunky afro funk, mystic Mulatu flavoured jazz spaceouts and seemingly anything else they feel like throwing in.... They blew up the spot in Chicago at least three times this summer. They just dropped their third album for Daptone tiltled 3. Where they may lack creativity in naming their albums, the band consistently expands its already rich sonic pallet. Moods and grooves, but waaay deeper than yr. typical retro funk outfit.

Filmed a couple tracks for you aural (and visual) pleasure.

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