Music

Antibalas

Formed January 1998.

aka Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra

Biography

Antibalas (Spanish for "bulletproof") is a Brooklyn-based afrobeat band that is modeled after Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band and Eddie Palmieri's Harlem River Drive Orchestra. Although their music generally follows the musical architecture and language of afrobeat, it incorporates elements of jazz, funk, dub, improvised music, and traditional drumming from Cuba and West Africa.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Antibalas

    Antibalas 2012

    Reviewed by Paul Clarke
    Musical democracy in action, an inspiring example of a band practicing what they preach.
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