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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Antibalas concert - Sat. Dec. 7...politically-inspired orchestra of funk/Afrobeat from NYC
This is truly powerful music...a show not to be
missed!!! Before you read the show info allow me
to make some introductions.
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the Antibalas concert and background info...
Saturday December 7, 2002
317 Bank St.
Ottawa, ON K1S 1T8
Phone: (613) 594-0003
Antibalas is the spirit of Afrobeat reincarnated
as a hard-hitting collective of musicians in New
York City. The group carries on the soul of Fela
Anikulapo-Kuti, founder of the unique Afrobeat
sound, which unites highlife, jazz, funk, and
traditional African elements with unabashed
political messages. Antibalas-which means
"anti-bullets" or "bullet-proof"-shoots out
monstrous horns and bass layered over
polyrhythmic beats coupled with furious lyrics
inciting insurrection in English, Yoruba, and
Antibalas formed in 1998 from members of Desco
Records' Soul Providers and the Daktaris. They
were quickly joined by like-minded New York
musicians active in the worlds of jazz, rock,
improvised music, and traditional drumming from
Cuba and Brazil. The union of Latinos, whites,
African Americans, Africans, and Asian Americans
is based in Brooklyn, NYC.
With fifteen band members, Antibalas-which is run
as a collective-cannot easily be described in a
traditional biography. The group's players come
from such diverse professional, cultural, and
personal backgrounds that only a spray of bullets
can shed light on the foundation of this musical
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