Drummer Miles Arntzen is out on the road with Will Butler of Arcade Fire playing songs off the new album “Policy” on Merge Records. His band EMEFE just released a new video (WATCH) and released a new album on May 3.
The full Antibalas band is featured on two songs co-written by Martín Perna: “Melagioco” and “Libera” on the new release “2015cc” by Lorenzo Cherubini aka Jovanotti. The horns are featured on a third tune, “Ragazza Magica.”
Ray Mason, Reinaldo de Jesus, and Martín Perna recorded on the Mark Ronson-produced soundtrack to the film “Mortdecai” starring Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Antibalas founder / baritone saxophonist Martín Perna has entered the world of standup comedy. He has performed at the Comedy Cellar Village Underground, Eastville, and StandUp New York.
Nikhil Yerawadekar (bass) and Timothy Allen (guitar) are in California for two record release shows with the Sway Machinery. Nikhil and his group “Low Mentality have a new 45 rpm out called “Reel It In” on 3rd Generation Recordings. Here’s the VIDEO.
Trumpeter emeritus Todd Simon just won a Grammy in the category of Best Reggae Album for his performance and horn arranging work on Ziggy Marley’s “Fly Rasta.” His LA-based ensemble Ethio Cali has a new residency in LA at Acabar.