Ikebe Shakedown shakes it on down

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.

Ikebe Shakedown
“Hard Steppin'” (mp3)
from “Hard Steppin'”
(Colemine Records)

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