Conceived in Mexico City and born in a Brooklyn warehouse in 1997, Antibalas is rooted in Afrobeat, but thoroughly flexible. Their live shows are the stuff of legend—hot, sweaty, dance marathons set to a tight, infectious groove. Lead singer Amayo, a native of Lagos, Nigeria and a senior Kung Fu master, guides the band through cathartic workouts of call and response, dynamic instrumentals and eruptive solos. Antibalas has collaborated with artists from Angélique Kidjo to Medeski Martin & Wood to Public Enemy, and served as the house band at Carnegie Hall. They’re on the road in support of their newly released album, their first since 2012’s Antibalas. Don’t miss the dance party of the year!