About Antibalas

Antibalas might mean “bulletproof”in Spanish, but in every other language it means “High-octane aural oracles.” Afro-beat, funk, dub, jazz, traditional drumming, if you listen close enough you’ll hear all those genres and more during an Antibalas set. Recently the group has garnered critical acclaim for arranging and performing all of the songs for the musical Fela!, which celebrates the life and work of Fela Kuti. The twelve-member ensemble is often joined by members of Fela’s bands, Afro 70 and Egypt 80, and they’ve even collaborated with Fela’s son’s Femi and Seun.

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