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Antibalas, Mr. Something Something

Sat. June 23rd 2007 9.30pm The Commodore Ballroom (All Ages) 9.30pm
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations, or 604-280-4444, Jazz Hotline 604-872-5200

Antibalas (Afrobeat)

Originally inspired by Fela Kuti’s Marxist-with-a-monster-groove stylings, the dozen-plus Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra from New York is now world famous for its hot music (and equally incendiary political message). Antibalas weaves a fascinating tapestry of Latin, jazz, funk, reggae and soul into kinetic performances featuring dazzling horn lines... more info

Mr. Something Something (Afro-beat / Funk / Jazz)

Better put on your most scorch-proof dancing shoes before you check out this red-hot sextet from Toronto. The newest rage in Afrobeat, Mr. Something Something have taken the indigenous instruments and primal dance rhythms of Nigeria, Senegal, Mali and Ghana and then added jazz-based improvisations and western instruments. The resulting explosion of... more info
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