Antibalas, Here Lies Man feat. Chico Mann @ The New Parish, Oakland [27 October]

Antibalas, Here Lies Man feat. Chico Mann


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The New Parish
1743 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, California 94612
Friday, Oct 27th, 2017
The New Parish
Oakland, CA
$23 ADV / $26 DOS / Age 18 And Up

Antibalas
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. On the heels of the hit musical FELA!, which several members collaborated on, Antibalas has reunited with former member and producer Gabe Roth, who was at the helm for their first three albums. Daptone Records released the band's first album in five years, self-titled, on August 7, 2013.

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.

Members of Antibalas served as musical directors and the house band in the Broadway hit FELA! and penned original music for the show. Members have also recently collaborated/performed with Iron and Wine, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Mark Ronson, TV on the Radio and The Roots.

John Brothers Piano Company
The innovative sounds of The John Brothers Piano Company are the colors of timeless energy – early jazz meets stride and swing. But the definitive quality of this dynamic quartet does lies not just in genres they bend or blend, but in a strong notion that the audience has been the primary inspiration in the development of their sound. From their first sidewalk street show – hauling their Wurlitzer spinet to the nearest subway station – to a weekly appearance at an after-hours speakeasy, to theaters and festival stages throughout the country. The John Brothers Piano Company have already taken their music from the streets of the West Coast and the East Coast to the stages of SFJAZZ Festival, First City Festival, Stern Grove Festival, Coup de Grâce Saint-Prime, Edwardian Ball, Monterey Jazz Festival and Outside Lands. The skillful compositions and playful dynamics unfold new musical possibilities with unrelenting energy, elegance, flowing through everything they produce.
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