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- Posted on Mar 16th 2007 12:04AM by Spinner
The Deal: Take two parts African funk, add a dollop of jazz and Latin boogaloo, steep it in political and social concerns, and you'll get Antibalas. The 13-piece Brooklyn collective offer up their update on booty-shakin' '70s world-beat, which is precisely calculated to stimulate both the brain and the pelvis. Their cultural mishmosh furthers the case that politics goes down well over danceable rhythms.
Fun Fact: The group once performed a concert for prisoners incarcerated at New York City's Rikers Island jail.
Sounds Like: Fela Kuti, if the Afrobeat pioneer was from New York instead of Nigeria
Free Song: 'I.C.E.' by Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra (MP3)
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