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Antibalas

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Genre: World, R&B
Group Members: Victor Axelrod, Don Bonus, Amadou Dioulde Di..., Fernando Velez, Stuart Bogie, Duke Amayo, Martin Perna
Biography: 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 ...Read full biography
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Released: 2007
Label: Daptone
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Antibalas established themselves in the late 1990s as a burning, tough, horn, bass and drum driven Afrobeat ensemble cut from the Fela Kuti mold, who were politically savvy and socially conscious. Their ...Read full review
Antibalas
Released: 2012
Label: Daptone
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Antibalas is the first record in four years by the Brooklyn Afro-beat ensemble of the same name, and is the band's debut on the Daptone label. Label co-owner (and co-founder) Gabriel Roth is a former member ...Read full review
More Antibalas albums: Main Albums (11), Singles & EPs (3)