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Antibalas (Spanish for "bulletproof") is an American, Brooklyn-based Afrobeat band. The early nucleus of the group was composed of the band’s founder Martín Perna. Antibalas has since then recorded six studio albums as well as a number of singles and EPs. Though recognized for their fluency in Afrobeat and funk music, the band is known to collaborate with diverse groups and artists, from Angélique Kidjo to Jovanotti to Medeski Martin & Wood to Public Enemy, and served as the house band at Carnegie Hall in 2014 (Music of Paul Simon), 2015 (Music of David Byrne & Talking Heads) and 2017 (Music of Aretha Franklin).