Antibalas+Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Sharon Jones is the queen on the Daptone chessboard, but the label extends well beyond she and her Dap-Kings. Take Antibalas, a twelve piece out there spreading the gospel of Fela Kuti: Their new self-titled album that has the right mix of funk, clave, and screaming horns to turn the waterfront into the free-form dance party it was meant to be. They open for Jones, whose background as a corrections officer at Rikers easily makes her the toughest woman in all of Williamsburg, at least while she's on the bandstand.
Sat., Aug. 18, 5 p.m., 2012
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