Fresh off their duties as house-band for the Fela! off-Broadway musical last fall (talk about great casting), this Bushwick ensemble also just celebrated their 10th year of existence. Along with Fela’s own kids, who lead their own bands, Antibalas has kept the afrobeat flag flying honorably—and while all of their albums are entertaining, they don’t match their fiery stage act (though they may one day).
Sat., Jan. 31, 9 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 21, 2009