Antibalas Performs For KEXP

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Brooklyn-based Afrobeat ensemble Antibalas stopped by the studios of Seattle independent radio station KEXP on February 20 just before the COVID-19 pandemic brought live music to a pause. KEXP shared Antibalas’ session, which was hosted by Darek Mazzone.

Antibalas performed songs from Fu Chronicles, a studio album released in February. The band opened with the LP’s single, “Fight Am Finish.” Then, members of Antibalas discussed how the album came together and the birth of the band back in the late-1990s. Frontman Amayo went on to introduce “MTTT Pt. 1 & 2.” Amayo showed off some kung fu moves and blessed the studio before Antibalas closed out the session with “Amenawon.”

Watch Antibalas’ February 20, 2020 set for KEXP below:


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