||Dirty Money||Antibalas||6:15||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Ratcatcher||Antibalas||8:12||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Him Belly No Go Sweet||Antibalas||6:55||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Ari Degbe||Antibalas||6:43||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Ìbéjì||Antibalas||6:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Sáré Kon Kon||Antibalas||10:03||Album Only||View in iTunes|
The coast-to-coast success of the Tony-Award-winning musical, FELA! drew no small amount of its power from the in-house band. That band drew heavily from the Anitibalas roster–and indeed if any group can lay claim to be heirs to Fela Kuti's passion and power, it's Antibalas. This is the group's fifth album, their first since they brought the deep Nigerian-inspired funk to Broadway. If you're new to the sound, here's the breakdown: start with a slight melodic figure, sometimes a trombone, sometimes just a bass and drum pattern. Slowly stack in vocals, congas, shakers, more horns, Farfisa organ and dive deep into the cosmic Afro-funk abyss. But these aren't just exercises in funk-by-numbers, this is dynamic, fluid, expressive music with lyrics that touch on unrest and thinly veiled fables of corruption. It just doesn't get much funkier than this.
$10 for 6 songs that are 99cents each?......
Afro Funk at its finest
This is there best album. A must have if you want to dance!
Feel like dancing
Great album my boy Luke and the rest of the anitbalas gang know how to make some music.
Formed: Brooklyn, NY
Years Active: '90s, '00s