Out of Seattle, Washington, is a KEXP-FM, a radio station whose slogan is "where the music matters". They have proven to be much more than a radio station, they have a crew of cameras, lights and action. Kudos to devoted staff of KEXP and a big thank you for a job consistently well done.
One of their great timeless takes is of the real music group off the Daptone Records imprint known as Antibalas, a group that is well known for being the band for the broadway production of Fela, based on the life of AfroBeat pioneer and outspoken human rights & political activist, Fela Kuti of Lagos Nigeria. Antibalas captured the real vibration of Fela Kuti's signature sound beautifully for that production.
The band, as explained in the brief interview between songs inside this wonderful filmed in-studio performance, is one that changes up members from time to time and can number of players can fluctuate. Regardless of the lineup on any given show, the real deal sound of Antibalas never stops. The skill of these players is something to be honored, for bands with real horns and players like this is practically a dying art. Kudos to KEXP and to Antibalas for your devotion to real music from all genres. GC
Connect direct with Antibalas at Antibalas.Com
Hear more Antibalas in previous MusicLoad posts below:
Filmed Live in Concert in Mexico
Their very cool music video to their song titled Dirty Money