ANTIBALAS

Security

2008-01-06

Brooklyn-based Antibalas … “bulletproof” in Spanish … ricochets from horn-heavy numbers like “Beaten Metal,” to the melancholy, almost funereal (B-3-laden) vibe of the final track, “AGE.” Their sparse yet clever, politically-charged lyrics amp up lengthier tracks like 2 and 3, “Filibuster X” and “Sanctuary,” 12 and 13 minutes, respectively, to prove these afrobeat aficionados pack heat with protest. Reviewed by Sara Cosgrove

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #World

  • reviewed 09/2006

    BRAZILIAN GIRLS
    Talk to La Bomb

  • reviewed 10/2003

    Daude
    Neguinha te Amo

  • reviewed 09/2008

    PISTOLERA
    ~ En Este Camino

  • reviewed 09/2015

    Bilge
    Post Sleep

  • reviewed 08/2012

    BIBI TANGA AND THE SELENITES
    40 Degrees of Sunshine

  • reviewed 04/2006

    Lila Downs
    La Cantina

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.