Since their humble beginning as a neighborhood dance / protest band in the block parties and underground parties in pre-gentrified Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Antibalas have toured around the globe and evolved into what The Guardian called “one of the world’s finest Afrobeat bands” while enjoying equal renown for their cross-genre collaborations. They’ve backed legendary artists including Allen Toussaint, Cee Lo Green, Sharon Jones, Santigold, and Angelique Kidjo at Carnegie Hall and the Apollo Theater. Their new Daptone Records full-length Fu Chronicles offers a thrilling sonic journey of kung fu meets Afrobeat, weaving together the strands of Edo and Yoruba cultural memory from Nigeria with frontman Duke Amayo’s training and study in Chinese martial arts.