Listen Live: Antibalas and Ted Leo

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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

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.
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. ( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
Indie musician Ted Leo interprets the music of South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela.
Indie musician Ted Leo interprets the music of South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela. ( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
Indie musician Ted Leo interprets the music of South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela.
Indie musician Ted Leo interprets the music of South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela. ( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
Ted Leo with  John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck and New Sounds.
Ted Leo with John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck and New Sounds. ( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
Indie musician Ted Leo interprets the music of South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela.
Indie musician Ted Leo interprets the music of South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela. ( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
John Schaefer with members of Afrobeat ensemble Antibalas.
John Schaefer with members of Afrobeat ensemble Antibalas. ( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
Antibalas.
Antibalas. ( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
Antibalas.
Antibalas. ( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
Amayo, lead singer and percussionist  for Antibalas.
Amayo, lead singer and percussionist for Antibalas. ( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
Amayo, lead singer and percussionist  for Antibalas.
Amayo, lead singer and percussionist for Antibalas. ( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
Antibalas.
Antibalas. ( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
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