Founded: 1 / 1998

Location: United States

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Antibalas (Spanish for "bulletproof") is an American, Brooklyn-based afrobeat band founded in 1998 by Martín Perna. Initially inspired by Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band and Eddie Palmieri's Harlem River Drive Orchestra, the music generally follows the musical architecture and language of afrobeat and incorporates elements of jazz, funk, dub, improvised music, and traditional drumming from Cuba and West Africa.


2000 Liberation Afrobeat, Volume 1
2002 Talkatif
2004 Who Is This America?
2007 Security
2012 Antibalas

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