Like father, like son. The undisputed inheritor of the genius of Nigerian Afro-beat superstar Fela Anikulapo-Kuti is his 37 year old son, Femi. Femi's version of Afro-beat is the most exciting new sound to emerge from Nigeria for years, borrowing the best elements from his father's powerfully polyrhythmic prototype: a funky, jazzy, heavily percussive sound that took James Brown's beat back to Africa. Femi adds to that winning formula the freshness and exuberance of young Lagos and its taste for the new R&B and dance music of America and Europe. Femi’s songs, averaging five to six minutes in length, differ from those of his father, whose hypnotic jams often topped thirty minutes each when recorded, stretching to over an hour when performed live.