Traditions are kept alive by constant change. The roots music of the 21st Century is being created as much with electric guitars, sequencers, and laptops as with drums and flutes.
That's one of the ideas behind the Rhythm Foundation's Heineken TransAtlantic Festival, whose 2013 headliners include A ... More >>
Afrobeat big band Antibalas.Think you're down with Afrobeat? Well, if you're not familiar with Antibalas, then you haven't sampled the real deal. But the Heineken TransAtlantic Festival is going to change all that next weekend.
Based out of Brooklyn, the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra has straigh ... More >>