Antibalas was founded in 1998 by baritone sax player Martin Perna (far right, in hat) and is fronted by singer-percussionist Amayo (center, in head wrap). The group has seen many lineup changes in its decade and a half together. Marina Abadjieff/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Antibalas performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 25. Ryan Smith/NPR hide caption

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