Review: “Sare Kon Kon” by Antibalas


“Sare Kon Kon”

From Antibalas’ Antibalas


Liner notes: Breakneck rhythms, exuberant call-and-response vocals, and blistering sax riffs unleash party energy on the band’s first album in five years.

Behind the music: The sprawling Antibalas collective once included Daptone Records cofounder Gabe Roth (who produces here). Some members were involved in the Tony Award-winning musical Fela!

Check it out if you like: Fela Kuti, Ocote Soul Sounds, and early Santana.

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