Antibalas is a Brooklyn-based collective of musicians founded in 1998 by bandleader Martin Perna. Their name, which means 'bulletproof' in Spanish, reflects their mission to create powerful and impactful music. Drawing inspiration from the traditional Afrobeat style pioneered by Fela Kuti, Antibalas has toured extensively across the globe, bringing their updated version of this genre to audiences in over forty countries and five continents.

With their energetic live performances and infectious rhythms, Antibalas has gained a reputation as one of the leading bands in the Afrobeat revival movement. Their music combines elements of funk, jazz, and traditional African sounds to create a unique and captivating sound that transcends borders.

If you enjoy artists such as Karl Hector & The Malcouns, The Souljazz Orchestra, or Tony Allen, then Antibalas is sure to be right up your alley. With their dedication to preserving and evolving the Afrobeat tradition, they continue to inspire fans around the world with their powerful music.


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