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Davido, Antibalas, Fela Queens showcase best of Afrobeat sound


Davido, Afrobeat music band Antibalas and
The Fela Queens (from Chop and Quench)
perform together on stage at the Lincoln
center in New York.
The show put together by Okayafrica saw the
acts amplify the rich sounds of Afrobeat/
Afrobeats as it were to the sheer excitement
of the audience.
The video showcases the ever growing impact and
influence of Afrobeat sound in the world music
Antibalas is a Brooklyn-based musical band
modeled after the late Afrobeat pioneer and legend
Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s Africa 70 band and Eddie
Palmieri’s Harlem River Drive Orchestra. Although
their music generally follows the musical
architecture and language of afrobeat, it
incorporates elements
of jazz, funk, dub, improvised music, and
traditional drumming from Cuba and West Africa.
Watch and enjoy.

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