Soundcheck Live with WNYC’s
John Schaefer, the founder of New Sounds Live
8:00pm – Ted Leo performs Hugh Masekela
8:30pm – Antibalas
Born in a Brooklyn warehouse in 1997, 12-piece ensemble Antibalas is credited with introducing Afrobeat to a wider global audience, influencing countless musicians, and developing a legendary live show. The group has performed everywhere from Central Park to Carnegie Hall to Rikers Island Prison, and that's just in New York. On the heels of the hit musica FELA!
, which several members collaborated on, Antibalas has reunited with former member and producer Gabe Roth to release the band's first album in five years.
Ted Leo, one of the most progressive forces in East Coast indie music, will open the concert with a unique, solo set interpreting the music of South African trumpeter, Hugh Masekela. Known for his singular combination of punk and folk, soul and hardcore, and tradition and experimentation, Leo now seemlessly incorporates World and Jazz into his musical arsenal.
Soundcheck, hosted by John Schaefer, is WNYC’s smartly-curated destination for music fans to discover their ongoing personal soundtrack. The radio show is a regular stop for artists working and performing in New York City, blending intimate conversation, live in-studio performances, and audience interaction, as well as insights from songwriters, critics and tastemakers. Soundcheck.org features a blogger bullpen that includes writers from Pitchfork and Billboard, daily Gig Alerts, free downloads, exclusive performance videos, and an active listener community. Recent guests include Grizzly Bear, Santigold, Karen O, Jakob Dylan, Carrie Brownstein, Ben Folds, Patti Smith, Best Coast, M. Ward, David Byrne and James Murphy, Andrew Bird, Karen O, not to mention the novelists Junot Diaz and Michael Chabon and the basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (really!). Soundcheck airs weeknights at 9pm ET on 93.9 FM and WNYC.org.
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