Watch: Seun Kuti Meet Carlos Santana
“The track talks about that first moment of clarity for a Motherland person, that moment of understanding about who you are and your position in the system running the world today.”
Santana shared the stage with Kuti’s father Fela in 1986 on the Amnesty International Conspiracy Of Hope tour. The musicians developed a mutual respect for each other and Santana has been connected to Kuti’s family ever since that time.
Black Times is Seun Kuti’s fourth album and the music is socially-conscious with the intent to spark conversation.