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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
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
Liberation Afrobeat
Released: 2001
Label: Afrosound Records
Critics' Rating:
Fans of Fela, Tony Allen, and to a lesser extent the Daktaris will be hunkering down on the dancefloor to this slab of pure, hot, and heavy Afro-beat from the heart of Brooklyn. Antibalas is a musicians ...Read full review
More Antibalas albums: Main Albums (11), Singles & EPs (3)
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