“Sare Kon Kon (Redux)”
taken from upcoming self-titled album.
By Fred Mills
The mighty Antibalas, fresh off their acclaimed work on the FELA! Broadway stage show, has been
polishing off a new album, their first in five years. Antibalas is due Aug. 7 on Daptone.
Here’s an advance teaser to whet your appetitite:
Album details, according to the label:
Inspired by economic
meltdowns and global uprisings, Antibalas piled into two rooms at Daptone’s House of Soul Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn to cut an explosive new set of afrobeat
classics. “Dirty Money” launches the propulsive six-song LP with
deep, pulsating rhythms, monstrous horns and tight funk. Lead singer Amayo – a
native of Lagos, Nigeria and senior Kung Fu master –
guides the band through cathartic workouts of call and response, dynamic
instrumentals and eruptive solos.
A big tour is also in the works and will be announced soon.
[Photo Credit: Jacob Bickenstaff]