Saturday, August 14, 2021

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.

For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows).  To ensure everyone gets an equal chance to attend a free show, all guests will be required to request a free ticket for each show. Please visit for more information.

This performance will be livestreamed on

Antibalas (“bulletproof” in Spanish) is an ensemble of quintessentially New York musicians making original Afrobeat and Afrocaribbean-inspired jazz and funk music. Founded in 1998 by Martín Perna with players from Brooklyn’s Daptone label, Antibalas grew from a local fixture to international feature on jazz and world music stages in the mid-2000s. Their mastery of the repertoire of Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti earned them a stint on Broadway in 2009 as the core of Bill T Jones’s FELA! Musical, and to later house band roles performing the music of Aretha Franklin, David Byrne and Paul Simon at Carnegie Hall (2014-2017). Their seventh and most recent album, Fu-Chronicles was nominated for 2020 GRAMMY® Best Global Music Album.


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