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Antibalas: "Sanctuary"

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“Sanctuary” was first released on the 2007 Antibalas album “Security.“ It’s a slow-burner of a tune, in the classic Fela Kuti style: a build-up of rhythm around drums, percussion, and Hammond organ. And then Amayo – the lead singer -- begins to preach the words. Where do you find sanctuary in a world that yanks us in multiple directions? The only free space is in your mind, spirit and body, and each of us is our own king of the mountain. By the time that message is laid out, the band is exploding.

Official Antibalas website http://www.antibalas.com/

Watch our story about Fela, Afrobeat music, and his son Seun Kuti http://www.pbs.org/soundtracks/stories/black/

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