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Antibalas with a Bullet

Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra brings the 70’s horn-driven sound of Nigerian musician and political rebel Fela Kuti home to Brooklyn, USA. Their CD “Liberation Afro Beat Vol. 1” features driving horns, heavy on the bottom with baritone sax out front over a big multilayered rhythm section. This is wake-up-and-shake-it music. Antibalas is also a self-described political “movement”. I’m not sure how ... Read More »