February 18, 2017 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Brooklyn-based Antibalas’s funky sound is inspired by Fela Kuti’s Nigerian Afrobeat grooves with a healthy dose of American soul music and Latin dance beats. Every Antibalas concert is a spicy mix of funk and jazz, with rhythms propelled by drums, horn, guitar, and bass. With a name derived from the Spanish word meaning “bulletproof,” Antibalas’s “jumpy juju guitar rhythms, spiritual-ancestral Yoruban drum patterns, and emphatic call-and-response choruses” (Los Angeles Times) lift audiences out of their seats.
Performers: Antibalas ·· Martin Perna, Saxophone ·· Amayo, Vocals, Percussion, and Vibraphone ·· Kevin Raczka, Drums ·· Raja Kassis, Guitar ·· Marcus Farrar, Shekere and Vocals ·· Nikhil Yerawadekar, Bass ·· Tim Allen, Guitar ·· Will Rast, Keyboard ·· Reinaldo De Jesus, Congas ·· Jordan McLean, Trumpet
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