How about some funk? Directed by brothers Ben and Jon Fine.
The tirelessly funky Afrobeat evangelizers of Antibalas have played at Carnegie Hall and Rikers Island. They’ve played, individually or as a group, with Amy Winehouse, TV on the Radio, Iron and Wine, Mark Ronson, the Roots, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Angelique Kidjo, David Byrne, Ornette Coleman. Their trombonist, Aaron Johnson, oversees the music for the hit Broadway musical Fela!. As the band preps its upcoming self-titled album, however, due out August 7 via Daptone Records, they’re only just now releasing their first official video. Directed by brothers Ben and Jon Fine, the clever clip for “Dirty Money” follows Muppet-like characters through the aftermath of the financial crisis. Antibalas lead singer Amayo looks down from a helicopter as the band delivers some intensely limber grooves.