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Antibalas Hit The Manning Bar Thursday 4th March w/ Gilles Peterson

Written by Daniel Clarke on February 23, 2010

This 11 piece live afrobeat/funk/soul/latin band have been lauded as one of the best live bands in the world and features eleven of the hottest and baddest musicians New York has to offer.

Antibalas has been a fixture at the crossroads of international music since their humble Brooklyn beginnings in 1998. As a group entity, they are largely responsible for reviving and innovating an obscure but dynamic style of music known as afrobeat, tirelessly spreading its gospel to over thirty countries around the world, from New York’s Rikers Island Prison to the stage of Carnegie Hall, from Tokyo to Turkey.

Gilles Peterson is one of BBC1’s favourite presenters, with his blessing deeming an artist worldwide success. Fromhumble beginnings as an acid jazz DJ to hosting one of the most popular radio shows worldwide, Gilles has been responsible for aiding the careers of many of the musicians around today.

Releasing over 30 mixtapes to date, Gilles Peterson is perhaps one of the most famous DJs on the planet, and is a regular feature at festivals all over the world.

Thursday 4th March will be a night to remember as the finest live and DJ acts take to the stage for a party the likes of the Manning Bar has never seen. Tickets are on sale now from, and all moshtix outlets.

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