January 11th, 2008
Security – Antibalas (Anti)
The new Antibalas release, Security, is the Brooklyn-based group’s fourth album. Modeled after Fela Kuti’s Africa 70, Antibalas continues to carry the torch for Afrobeat into the 21st century. Security pairs Antibalas with indie producer John McEntire (Tortise, Stereolab, and Tom Ze) and is the twelve piece group’s strongest effort to date. The tracks are politically oriented and extremely danceable.
Cult Cargo: Grand Bahama Goombay (Numero)
The second offering in Numero’s Cult Cargo series, this 16-song compilation explores the panAmerican funk experience, offering “a deep overview of Funky Nassau’s redheaded sister city, Freeport, GBI.” Recorded between 1968-1976 for Frank Penn’s GBI studio, the various tracks are described as “a fruity blend of rake and scrape, bush, junkanoo, calypso, reggae, and of course, goombay, with a twist of American soul.”
Posted by Brenda Nelson-Strauss and Heather O’Sullivan