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Saturday, March 3, 2007 Options

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Brooklyn's Antibalas kicked off the Afrobeat revival almost a degade ago.
A super-tight razor-sharp musical unit, Antibalas is still at the vanguard
of the movement to revisit and reinterpret the high energy big band style now called
Afrobeat, created by
Fela and others in Nigeria in the seventies. 

This music merges traditional West African polyrhythms, Nigerian guitar styles and a strong dose of James Brown and other American funk and soul influences. Like Fela and those he inspired, Antibalas also packs a political wallop in its socially conscious lyrics.

Antibalas is gearing up to play a big record-release show at Warsaw in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Friday March 10, and then head off on an extensive US tour in support of the new cd Security, produced by Chicago scene eminence John McIntyre (Tortoise etc.) for Anti records.

But before they do, stop by for their first-ever FMU appearance - playing a live in-studio set during the second half of the show.


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Purchase Security and past Antibalas cds and other Antibalas merch here:


Label page:

Warsaw venue site:

Tour Dates with venue links:

Super special thanks to magnificent engineer Irene Trudel,
who does her own great show Mondays 3-6pm on FMU,
assistant Annie Wicker and Antibalas manager Alex Kadvan.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Yol Aularong: Brokenhearted Bachelor Options / Various Artists: Cambodian Rocks Volume 1 / Khmer Rocks

Beny Adhi Sucipto: Kuto Pati Options / Lungo / Pro

Ojos de Brujo: Feedback Options / Techari / Six Degrees / *

Gato Perez: La Balsa Options / Los Mejores de la Rumba / Belter

Aterciopelados: Que Te Besen Options / Oye / Nacional / *

Luis Carlos Vinhas: Tanganica Options / Various Artists: Brazilian Beats 2 / Mr Bongo / *
Not new; new to FMU

Caetano Veloso: Deusa Urbana Options / Ce / Nonesuch / *

Pistolera: Ya Espera Options / Siempre Hay Salida / *

Aurelio Martinez: Yalifu Options / Garifuna Soul / Stonetree

Lucky Oceans: First Flight Options / Secret Steel / Head Records
Music Bed

Somo Somo: Ndemdeli Options / Ngombila / Sterns

Thomas Mapfumo: Suffer in Silence Options / Rise Up / Real World

Syreeta Wright: Harmour Love Options / The Essential Syreeta / Polygram

Herman Dune: I Wish That I Could See You Soon Options / Giant / EMI / *

Regis Gizavo: Eka Lahy Options / Stories / Marabi

Andy Palacio: Weyu Larigi Weyu Options / Watina / Cumbancha / *

Daniel Sepe: Ronda de Marraficas Options / Anime Candide / Dunya

Afenginn: Akrobad Options / Akrobakkus / Tutl

Kishore Kumar: Roop Tera Mastana Options / Various Artists: Bollywood / Silva
Originally from Bollywood film Aradhana

Earth Wheel Sky Band: Rroma Adagio Options / Various Artists: Srbija Sounds Global / Free B 92

Boban Markovic Orkestar: Momina Igra Options / Various Artists: Srbija Sounds Global / Free B 92

Antibalas: Beaten Metal Options / Security / Anti / *

Antibalas: Sanctuary Options
Live at WFMU

Antibalas: Age Options
Live at WFMU

Antibalas: Filibuster X Options
Live at WFMU

Antibalas: I.C.E. Options / Security / Anti / *

Pistol Valve: Tube Tune Options / Pistol-Whip

Listener comments!

  Sun. 3/4/07 1:15am Katherine Zavartkay:

beautiful music -- maybe even kinda "soothing"?!? (in stark contrast to the carnage that was Hoboken's Washington Street!) . . . and ANTIBALAS are great ANYTIME; so ultra cool that you got 'em to play LIVE on your show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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