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Band, *1998 US, Brooklyn
R&B/Soul and Jazz

Antibalas (Spanish for "bulletproof") is a Brooklyn-based afrobeat band that is modeled after Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band and Eddie Palmieri's Harlem River Drive Orchestra. Although their music generally follows the musical architecture and language of afrobeat, it incorporates elements of jazz, funk, dub, improvised music, and traditional drumming from Cuba and West Africa.

Popular Tracks   
Tattletale, Pt. 2 on Daptone Records Singles Collection: Volume 5 by Various Artists
Dirty Money on Antibalas by Antibalas
Gabes New Joint on Talkatif by Antibalas
Go Je Je on Government Magic by Antibalas
Tattletale, Pt. 1 on Daptone Records Singles Collection: Volume 5 by Various Artists
Dub Je Je on Government Magic by Antibalas
Ìyàmi Àjé on Daptone Records' Rhythm Showcase by Various Artists
Nesta. 75 on Talkatif by Antibalas
Che Che Cole on Government Magic by Antibalas
Che Che Cole Makossa on Daptone Gold by Various Artists

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Che Che ColéAntibalas2017Single
Where The Gods Are In PeaceAntibalas2017Album
Tiny Desk ConcertAntibalas2012Single
Dirty MoneyAntibalas2012Single
Rat RaceAntibalas2011Album
Family Affair / Mister PresidentAntibalas & Doctor L / Psyco2006Single
Government MagicAntibalas2005Album
Who Is This America?Antibalas2004Album
Cotton Club 1.19.03Antibalas2003Album
Che Che ColéAntibalas2003Album
Mercury Lounge 1.12.03Antibalas2003Album
The South Paw 1.10.03Antibalas2003Album
Ottobar 1.16.03Antibalas2003Album
Vancouver Jazz Festival 6.26.03Antibalas2003Album
Club Soda 3.29.03Antibalas2003Album
High Sierra Music Festival 7.6.03Antibalas2003Album
Club Helsinki 12.13.02Antibalas2002Album
Liberation Afro Beat Vol. 1 [Sampler]Antibalas2001Album
Tour EPAntibalas2001Album
Liberation Afro Beat Vol. 1Antibalas2001Album
Liberation AfrobeatAntibalas2000Album
Live Summer 1999 - New York CityAntibalas1999Album
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