Antibalas - Live

This footage shot by El Fusil in Mexico, is the latest live concert footage of the Brooklyn Based Afrobeat/Funk/Jazz group known as Antibalas, a word which translates in Spanish to bulletproof.

Much of Antibalas' music is in the vein of the late great Fela Kuti. In fact in 2008-2009, Antibalas actually was the house band in the off-Broadway and then Broadway musical, Fela!, about the life of Fela Kuti, the Nigerian political & social activist and recording artist.

On it's own, Antibalas, which is on the Daptone Records imprint, has a powerful unique sound worthy of cranking up the volume knob and escaping the world of texting or any further reading here.

Antibalas - Che Che Cole

Hear and see more music/videos by Antibalas on MusicLoad at the following links:

Antibalas - Dirty Money (directed by The Fine Brothers)
Music video where claymation meets animation. It's terrific... it's cool. It's Antibalas.

Antibalas - Live
More from Antibalas at The House of Soul

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Allen Stone & Nikki Yanofsky perform Ray Charles arrangement by Quincy Jones

Two fantastic emerging artists previously featured here on MusicLoad were brought together by Quincy Jones to perform a Ray Charles classic "I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town". Quincy explains how he wrote the arrangement for Ray Charles in the beginning of the video. Enjoy!

Allen Stone & Nikki Yanofsky perform Ray Charles arrangement by Quincy Jones

Connect direct with Nikki Yanofsky at NikkiYanofsky.Com

Connect direct with Allen Stone at AllenStone.Com

Hear some more Allen Stone on MusicLoad at MusicLoad.Com/2012/06/allen-stone.html

Hear some more Nikki Yanofsky on MusicLoad at MusicLoad.Com/2012/02/happy-18th-birthday-to-nikki-yanofsky.html

Remembering Frank Ruffino of China White

Frank Ruffino, the guitarist of the late 1970's early 80's punk band China White, just lost his battle with cancer.

The first time I saw China White was at a house party in Huntington Beach before I had a drivers license. It must have been 1977 or 1978. China White played the most intense hard core music I'd ever heard at that time. Later when I saw the band in various clubs, their intensity was increased. It was a quite memorable great time when punk music took us all by storm.

China White - Danger Zone

China White - Addiction

China White - (Live 1981)

China White - Criminal

China White - Solid State

This post was created on June 6, 2013 with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for MusicLoad and The Indies Network.