“Antibalas is musical democracy in action, and an inspiring example of a band practicing what they preach.” – BBC Music
Born in a Brooklyn warehouse in 1997, 12-piece ensemble Antibalas is credited with introducing Afrobeat to a wider global audience, influencing countless musicians and developing a live show that is the stuff of legend. The group has performed everywhere from Central Park to Carnegie Hall to Rikers Island Prison, and that's just in New York. Several members of Antibalas served as musical directors and the house band in the Tony Award winning Broadway hit FELA! and penned original music for the show.
Antibalas reunited with former member and producer Gabe Roth and released the band's fifth album, self-titled, in late 2012, which was inspired by economic meltdowns and global uprisings. This Afrobeat collective, whose name means “bulletproof” in Spanish, combines Latin, jazz, funk, and African rhythms, creating music that “turn all those instruments into one voice.”
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Davidson Students - $8
Davidson Faculty/Staff - $15
Public - $20
Season tickets available July 15th. Individual tickets available September 5th.