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Published: 2017/02/13

Joe Russo to Join Members of Antibalas in Brooklyn

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Joe Russo will join members of Antibalas for a special show at Brooklyn, NY’s Bar Lunatico on February 23. The drummer will perform with Armo, an outgrowth of the pioneering Afrobeat band featuring lead singer Amayo, drummer Jordan McLean and percussionist/singer Marcus Farrar.

The musicians put together the “chamber Afrobeat ensemble” after playing a stripped down set at New York’s Nublu 151 as part of Relix Editor-in-Chief Mike Greenhaus’ Friday Night Jam spiritual speaking series this past November. Each Armo show draws in different guests from the world music and jamband communities. Armo’s upcoming show will also feature Antibalas’ Nikhil Yerawadekar on bass.

The Antibalas horns will join Russo at during his upcoming tribute to the Jerry Garcia and Howard Wales album
Hooteroll?. The performance will take place at New York’s he Capitol Theatre on April 7. In a recent interview, Russo described the members of Antibalas as his favorite horn section.

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