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"This album was the first chapter where kung fu meets Afrobeat," Amayo says of the new Antibalas album Fu Chronicles. It is inspired by Amayo's martial arts background and the Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images hide caption

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Antibalas' 'Fu Chronicles' Is A Martial Arts-Inspired Testament To Afrobeat

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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: Cooking Up Afrobeat In A Sweltering Kitchen

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

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Anitbalas in Studio from SXSW - 03/16/2007

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Antibalas in Studio on World Cafe - 05/16/2007

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Antibalas, The Besnard Lakes, Let's Go Sailing

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