Ikebe Shakedown – “Hard Steppin'” mp3
In the decades since “Afrobeat” was first invented as a genre, by essentially one original artist – Nigeria’s Fela Kuti – it has spawned pockets of devotees around the world, who do the unthinkable and start bands with 10, 15, 20 players. Little tougher to arrange a tour than with your little power pop trio, but that doesn’t deter groups like Brooklyn’s Ikebe Shakedown from getting up to git down. In the vein of fellow Brooklyn-ites Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Berkeley’s Albino and other practitioners of this exciting musical territory, “Hard Steppin'” steps onto the scene nice and hard.
“Hard Steppin'” (mp3)
from “Hard Steppin'”