Antibalas with Special Guest Zap Mama

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Antibalas with Special Guest Zap Mama

Special Guest Zap Mama, Debo Band, Mikey "Custodian Of Soul" Post DJ Set

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

$20 at the door. cash only. 

Using the revolutionary blueprint of afrobeat as a launching pad, the dozen-strong members of Antibalas weave a rich tapestry of latin, jazz, classical, funk and soul into their rhythmic, horn-driven mix. Always looking to push their unique sound further, Antibalas recruited heralded musician/producer John McEntire (Tortoise, Stereolab, Tom Ze) to produce 2007's Security. The album was received w...ith critical acclaim and high praise from critics and fans alike. As distinguished as their recordings may be, Antibalas has truly become renowned for their relentless live shows. The band has averaged over 100 concerts a year, incessantly traversing the U.S, Canada and Europe in venues large and small be they the sweaty clubs of Brooklyn or in front of hordes of festival goers around the globe in exotic places like La Reunion and the Canary Islands. It's not by chance the Village Voice exclaimed "their music is right on time," while The New York Times, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone magazine and a slew of others have taken serious notice. Last year, Antibalas spent their time working as arrangers, orchestrators, composers and performers for the Off Broadway show "Fela!".
Special Guest Zap Mama
Special Guest Zap Mama
Known to her fans as Zap Mama, Marie Daulne (Belgium)is more than a singer, she is a sonic stylist, Born in congo.

Zap Mama creative vocal expression. Using the organic tone of the human voice sound for over 20 years, inspiring diverse audiences around the world.

Seamlessly blending African, American, and European cultural influences, this International diva has a unique vocal style. Zap Mama’s genre connects the citizens of the world through sound.
Her poly-phonic arrangements use the voice as an instrument creatingVOCAL GROOVE’ s that reinterpret the sound of Urban, Afro-scat and Alternative Funk music
Debo Band
Debo Band
Debo Band is a 11-member group led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by charismatic vocalist Bruck Tesfaye. Since their inception in 2006, the band has won raves for their groundbreaking take on Ethiopian pop music (think Ethiopiques), which incorporates traditional scales and vocal styles, alongside American soul and funk rhythms, and instrumentation reminiscent of Eastern European brass bands. Debo have toured Ethiopia twice, appearing at both the Ethiopian Music Festival in Addis Ababa and Sauti Za Busara in Zanzibar, the largest music festival in East Africa. In North America, they've shared stages with Gogol Bordello, Amadou & Mariam, Antibalas, The Family Stone, and Ethiopian great Tilahun Gessesse. Recent and upcoming performances include the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Bumbershoot, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, The Kennedy Center, Montreal Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, South by Southwest, globalFEST 2012, Joe's Pub, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, and Montana Folk Festival. Their self-titled debut for Sub Pop / Next Ambiance was produced by Thomas "Tommy T" Gobena of Gogol Bordello and features album art by critically-renowned painter Julie Mehretu. It was recorded at Machines with Magnets (Battles, Deer Tick) and mastered by Grammy-nominated engineer Joe LaPorta at The Lodge.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249

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