A fast-paced song for the trying economic times we live in, “Dirty Money” is the signature track from the band’s latest album on the Brooklyn-based Daptone label. It’s a two-pronged response to the 2008 financial crisis that still looms large around the world and the pressure of living in an oil-based economy.
Founded in 1998, Antibalas means “bulletproof” in Spanish. Inspired by Latin music, jazz, funk and Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat, the horn-driven band has always delivered high-octane music with a message. Quick Hits fans will recall our music videos and interview with another Daptone artist, soul singer Charles Bradley.
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/
Check out the SOUND TRACKS Quick Hits with Charles Bradley http://www.pbs.org/arts/exhibit/charles-bradley-sharon-jones-dap-kings-soul-music-video/
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