Listen Live: Antibalas and Ted Leo

Live at 8 pm on Tuesday, October 23 from the World Financial Center's Winter Garden

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

On Tuesday, October 23 at 8 pm ET, Q2 Music partners with New Sounds Live to present a live audio webcast of the dynamic, 12-piece Afrobeat ensemble Antibalas and multi-instrumentalist songwriter Ted Leo interpreting the music of Hugh Masekela. This is the first of three shows from October 23-25 from the World Financial Center's Winter Garden hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer. 

Born in a Brooklyn warehouse in 1997, Antibalas has introduced Afrobeat to a global audience and influenced countless musicians in the process. The large ensemble has shared a stage globally with the likes of Public Enemy, Paul Simon, The Roots and Medeski Martin & Wood, among others, and several members collaborated on the hit musical FELA! Indie-punk icon Ted Leo performs an intimate performance of the music of Hugh Masekela to open the show.

Ted Leo live from the World Financial Center

Antibalas live from the World Financial Center

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Indie musician Ted Leo interprets the music of South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden on Oct. 23, 2012.
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Indie musician Ted Leo interprets the music of South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela.
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Indie musician Ted Leo interprets the music of South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela.
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Ted Leo with John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck and New Sounds.
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Indie musician Ted Leo interprets the music of South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela.
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John Schaefer with members of Afrobeat ensemble Antibalas.
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Antibalas.
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Antibalas.
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Amayo, lead singer and percussionist for Antibalas.
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Amayo, lead singer and percussionist for Antibalas.
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Antibalas.

Hosted by:

John Schaefer

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