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Antibalas

New York-based Antibalas were formed in 1998 by musicians from King Changó, the Soul Providers, and the Daktaris. Influenced by Nigerian Afro-beat, American soul, and Latin dance grooves, Antibalas started playing at clubs around New York, hosting a weekend party called Africalia, giving them the opportunity to perform their particular style based on the combination of different cultures immersed in the band. After recording Liberation Afrobeat, the live album, Live in New York! Summer 1999, was released. Liberation Afro Beat, Vol. 1 was issued in early 2001. The group returned to recording in 2004 and issued Who Is This America? on the Rope-a-Dope label, followed by Security on Anti Records in 2007. After extended touring and studio and live collaborations by its various members, Antibalas returned with a self-titled album in the summer of 2012. ~ Drago Bonacich, Rovi
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My first listen to Elephant...T h i s master piece is mad tight.
Almost hit the skip button cause it started off slow but then the sh*t got real.
Lovin' the album covers...Mad d creative.
The shapes and colors Antibalas produces in soundscape are cut blood funk...Can ya' dig it!
Thick, liquid funk!
What SON! Antibalas funkn' it up BK STYLE!
leutwm
There is reggae other than Bob Marley, there is funk other than James Brown, and there is Afro beat other than Fela Kuti. Open your ears, perhaps your mind will follow. Perhaps. Big Respect Antibalas!
nO Fela buT closE Enuf!!!
Antibalas... . T h e Truth, Real grooves
This group is amongst the top in Afrobeat/Wor l d muzik!
I thought this was Fela Kuti when it came on.
Fela lives! Antibalas one of my new favorites. Thank you Pandora!
montag90
Awesome beat..I have never heard this before, and I just love it. Very groovin'
If you get the chance, go see Fela! Great play about the man himself, with all the music done by Antibalas. Best show I've ever seen on Broadway.
just saw these guys at the Kimmel Center in Philly - amazing show!
this is a perfect example of why pandora rocks!
I take it back they finally added Fela! good job pandora
yeah Pandora is really failing on the Fela tip. How are you going to have artists whos style is totally influenced by the father of afro-beat and not have the man himself?
chrismkerlin
No Fela, but these guys do a good job plagiarizing him.
yes....afro- b e a t still alive...What is really with no Fela on pandora, it's uncanny.
jessup.davis
yeah, what's up with the NO fela or femi on Pandora?! def need to add that
ipggraphics9 2
Fela reborn. GREAT
no fela on pandora?
arosagitta
I like this as it reminds me of the original Afro-beat king - The one and only Fela Anikulapo Ransome Kuti.
jgaites
I used to see Antibalas over at North Moore bar in NYC, Friday nights...sti l l some of the best live music I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing !
everyone who likes this and wants more to listen to should check out:
www.mifunemu s i c . c o m
this is a midwest band that is further developing this genre.
And definately check out the live antibalas recordings on archive.org
amazing!
this is some wonderful music....afr o b e a t is awesome!
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