Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Track 1 - Who Is This America Dem Speak Of Today?
Track 2 - Pay Back Africa
Track 3 - Indictment
Track 4 - Big Man
Track 5 - Obanla'e
Track 6 - Elephant
Track 7 - Sister

Here is some heavy duty Afro Beat straight outta Brooklyn, New York! Antibalas ( also known as Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra ) have been performing since 1998 and this is their third studio album which was recorded in 2004. The standard afro sound is on display with steady drumming mixed with blasting horns, organ solos and politically charged vocals. It's easy to get lost in the hypnotic vibe of tracks such as "Elephant" and "Sister" which run for an epic 14 minutes and 19 minutes respectively. There have been a few different versions of this album released and the one I saw on itunes had an extra track called "Paz". I haven't listened to their most recent release yet ( "Security", 2007 ) but after discovering it was was produced by Tortoise band member and well known producer John McEntire I'm sure it would be excellent too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

very good album

for me
Big man is the best track.


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