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Antibalas, Polyrhythmics, DJ Darek Mazzone


Nectar (map) Fremont
Fri., April 21, 8 p.m. 2017 21+


Seeing NYC mainstay Antibalas play is akin to feeling like you’ve been invited to a lively tropical party that has one foot in the sun-soaked 1970s, where Fela Kuti & Africa 70 reigned with brass-splashed, percussion-fueled Afrobeat, and another in the present, fusing jazz, dub, and funk with tight prowess and much playfulness. Nigerian-British vocalist/conga player Duke Amayo leads the charge with exotic bilingual vocals, conga thumping and battering, and martial arts–inspired dance moves, while the ensemble—which ranges from 12 to 15 people in live settings—supports with guitars that fluctuate from wet wah-wah textures to grittier riffs, thick throbbing bass lines, chugging and slinking rhythms, and bright, urgent brass from a multi-piece section led by bari sax player and band founder Martin Perna. LEILANI POLK

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412 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Hours: Daily 4 pm-2 am.

Venue Hours
  • Daily 4 pm-2 am.
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., April 21, 8 p.m. 2017
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