MIMA Presents: Antibalas
MIMA Presents Surround Sounds Brooklyn is a concert series that celebrates global music traditions, showcases world-class performers, and gathers communities with the purpose of supporting MIMA arts education and music improvisation programs in underserved schools. This concert alone will provide 1) 50% of the funding for 10 semester-long programs reaching 150 students across 4 boroughs in NYC; and 2) 100% of the funding for the training of 5 new MIMA Teaching Artists.
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 live show that is the stuff of legend. Members of Antibalas served as musical directors and the house band in the Broadway hit FELA! and penned original music for the show. Members have also recently collaborated/performed with Iron and Wine, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Mark Ronson, TV on the Radio, and The Roots.
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brookyn, NY 11217