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The band Antibalas was founded in 1998-01. Before coming to fame, the band got it’s start in Brooklyn. Generally, music journalists would define Antibalas’s style within the genre/s of afrobeat, and other rock music.

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The Budos Band

The Budos Band is an American instrumental band from Staten Island, New York, formed in 2005. AllMusic describes the group as a "doom rock Afro-soul big band with a '70s touch" that joins "musical universes from trippy psychedelia and Afro-funk to '70s hard ro... [wikipedia]
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Femi Kuti

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The Souljazz Orchestra

The Souljazz Orchestra is a Canadian musical group based in Ottawa that has toured Canada, the United States and Europe. Their music is a fusion of soul, jazz, funk, Afrobeat and Latin-American styles.... [wikipedia]
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The Daktaris

The Daktaris, whose name means "doctors" in Swahili, were an Afrobeat revival group based in Brooklyn. The group no longer exists today, though some of its members have gone on to be part of Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra.Basing its sound on the style of 1970s A... [wikipedia]
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Menahan Street Band

Menahan Street Band is a Brooklyn, New York-based instrumental band formed in 2007, that plays funk and soul music. The band features musicians from Antibalas, El Michels Affair, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and the Budos Band. The group was founded by Thomas ... [wikipedia]
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Ikebe Shakedown

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Fela Kuti

Fela Anikulapo Kuti (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997) was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre and human rights activist. At the height of his popularity, he was referred to as one of Africa's most "challeng... [wikipedia]
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The Sugarman 3

The Sugarman 3, sometimes titled The Sugarman Three, is a retro-funk band from New York City formed in 1996 by saxophonist Neal Sugarman, Hammond organ player Adam Scone, and drummer Rudy Albin. The band has released four studio albums—Sugar's Boogaloo (1999),... [wikipedia]
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The Shaolin Afronauts

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Tony Allen

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The Poets Of Rhythm

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Nomo is an American band from Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. The band formed at the University of Michigan, and is not to be confused with the 1980s Pop/New Wave band of the same name fronted by California singer-songwriter David Batteau, which is best kn... [wikipedia]
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Manu Dibango

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Seun Kuti

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Breakestra is a funk music project founded by Miles Tackett and based in Los Angeles, California. Breakestra was first formed in 1997 as a strictly live ensemble playing "covers" of funk, soul, and jazz breaks that had been sampled in late 1980s & early 1990... [wikipedia]
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Ebo Taylor

Ebo Taylor (born 1936) is a Ghanaian guitarist, composer, bandleader, record producer and arranger focusing on highlife and afrobeat music.... [wikipedia]
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What Genre is Antibalas?

Antibalas genre is not easily defined. Music magazines and journalists have different opinions on a clearly defined genre for Antibalas. However, many describe the style within the genre/s of afrobeat, and other rock music.

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