Antibalas Afro-Beat Orchestra

at Barbican Centre, London

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Respect To Aretha

Afrobeat ensemble Antibalas and special guest artists play Franklin’s classic and timeless music.

Antibalas Afro-Beat Orchestra

Antibalas Afro-Beat Orchestra appearing at this event

Formed in 1998, Brooklyn-based music collective Antibalas (Spanish for "bulletproof") is modelled on Fela Kuti’s band Africa 70 and Eddie Palmieri’s Harlem River Drive Orchestra. A pungent mix of funk, jazz, African rhythms and humanistic politics that Fela would be proud of!

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Bettye LaVette

Bettye LaVette appearing at this event

'There's a space in American music where country meets soul, where elements of blues, folk, pop, jazz, gospel and r&b meld in seamless alchemy, where genre boundaries are ultimately not very meaningful...This is a space that is all too rarely accessed in most contemporary recordings, yet it is a space that Bettye Lavette returns to again and again...Ms. Lavette is one of the greatest soul singers in American music history'- Anti Records.

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Alice Russell

Alice Russell appearing at this event

' hugely in demand as a vocalist and has gained an enviable reputation as one of the hottest singers in the UK right now. Renowned for her performances with Bah Samba, TM Juke, Hushti and of course as the mighty, if tiny front woman of The Quantic Soul Orchestra, Alice's lavishly soulful voice is both timeless and up to the minute modern. Whether live or on record, she always performs with her trademark self assurance and sass'- Jazz Cafe, London.

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Zara McFarlane

Zara McFarlane appearing at this event

An infusion of jazz with a hint of caribbean flava, old classics are given a contemporary, refreshing edge alongside strong, emotive originals. Featuring Zara McFarlane - vocals, Peter Edwards - piano, Nick Walsh - double bass, Andy Chapman - drums and Camilla George - alto sax.

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Nona Hendryx

A vocalist, producer, songwriter, musician, author, and actress, who was one third of the trio Labelle.

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Jose James

Jose James appearing at this event

New York jazz/blues artist.

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Barbican Centre

  • Silk Street
  • London
  • EC2Y 8DS

0207 638 8891
Disabled Booking:
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Disabled access:
Silver Status

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