Zap Mama & Antibalas
“For Zap Mama, the African diaspora offers limitless connections, and the group can crisscross the Atlantic in the course of a song.” —New York Times
“Antibalas’ music embodies the principles of grassroots revolutionary movements… as the disparate voices of guitars, brass and organ all move in one unified direction; each having their say without drowning out their companions. Antibalas is musical democracy in action, and an inspiring example of a band practicing what they preach.” —BBC
Collaborating for the first time ever, Zap Mama and Antibalas will come together to celebrate the evolution of contemporary Afro music. From Afrobeat to Afro-Pop music, Zap Mama mixes African vocal techniques with European polyphony while Antibalas effortlessly seams Afrobeat with New York City Latin funk and traditional drumming of Cuba and West Africa.