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Mon. December 10, 2012
Antibalas | San Francisco, CA |
Presented By Great American Music Hall

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Great American Music Hall (MAP)
859 OFarrell St
San Francisco, CA
US 94109

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Also Appearing:
Afrolicious DJs Pleasuremaker & Senor Oz

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415 885 0750

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"Rhythm is what makes a good Afrobeat record," says Gabriel Roth, Daptone Records co-founder, producer and connoisseur of all things funky. "Not just the rhythm section, but the rhythm of the horns, the rhythm of the vocals, the rhythm of the keyboards, everybody's rhythm. It's not just being about being right or wrong in your rhythm, or being good at it, but it's about feeling something the same way, swinging the same way, anticipating things the same way, and hitting things the same way - everybody hearing music the same way, and being able to turn all those instruments into one voice.

"Antibalas is the only band that can do that, right now. That's why they're still at the front of the scene, after all these years."

Fourteen years after their first gig, and five since the release of their last album, 2007's Security, Antibalas - Afrobeat's premier second-wave ensemble - are back with their fifth full-length release. Simply titled Antibalas, the album is both a blazing reaffirmation of the NYC band's collective musical strengths, and a hard-hitting continuation of their funkified excursions into what Antibalas founder and baritone saxophonist Martn Perna calls "our vault of esoteric sounds and knowledge."

"We kicked around a couple of different titles," Perna explains, "but we could all agree on Antibalas. We're always who we have been, and this is what we are and what we're about, without any frills. If you've never heard any of our albums before, this is the one to listen to."

"Musically, it's our best playing as a band," says trumpeter Jordan McLean. "We're having more fun together, we're all breathing in sync, the structures of the compositions and the overall sound are tighter, and the band is sounding better than ever."

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