Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Who Is This America?

I've touted Antibalas' on these pages before while talking about the Broadway musical Fela! (most recently in writing about the soundtrack here). Well before they were recruited to be the backing band for the musical, they had to prove their chops to the world, and one of their efforts that certainly walks the walk is Who Is This America?, and album that was released in 2004 on Ropeadope Records. Well, today Ropeadope is re-releasing the album, with an additional unreleased track on the CD version. If you've not yet savored their sound, the fact that they were recruited for Fela! should give away what the band lays down: some ultra-funky, retro-nuvo-nostalgic afrobeat that would make the afro-king proud.

Visit their website, the re-release's label Ropeadope Records, and become their friend on MySpace.

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