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Various - Let Rhythm Provide

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best of 2006Various - Let Rhythm Provide
(CD) Antibalas Auto-Production, 2005-12-07

Press Release :
Antibalas and Ocote Soul Media release compilation of side projects to raise money for New Orleans grassroots reconstruction

Antibalas and Ocote Soul Media present 'Let Rhythm Provide', a compilation to benefit progressive grassroots organizations working in New Orleans. The compilation, assembled a few days after the floods, features unreleased material from eight distinct musical projects led by members of Antibalas, encompassing afrobeat, dub, ecstatic jazz, avant-garde pop, rock, and futuristic folk.

100% of the profits go directly to New Orleans Network ( Get Your Act On ( and SHONOF ( a group specifically dedicated to helping New Orleans musicians find work and housing.

"The government has let us down, but we have each other", says Martín Perna, Antibalas founder, and organizer of the project. "It is crucial that we send our money directly to community groups working in New Orleans. The culture, legacy, and future of New Orleans will be distorted and ruined unless the people of New Orleans themselves are able to rebuild it. We put this together in the first week of September while we were in Chicago making a record with John McEntire at Soma studios. We couldn't do any benefit shows during the time, so we put this together instead."

The groups represented on 'Let Rhythm Provide' include:
Fu-Arkist-Ra (Amayo)
Speakerphonic (Marcos García)
Volney Litmus (Stuart Bogie)
Beyondo (Eric Biondo)
Ocote Soul Sounds (Martín Perna)
Roots Combination/Ticklah (Victor Axelrod)
Fire of Space (Jordan McLean)
and Small and Medium (Chris Vatalaro).
Soundbites of the songs, as well as links to the artist webpages are online at

The compilation will be available at Antibalas performances, online at, and directly from the artists represented on the project with the goal of minimizing all overhead and middlemen.

Please do you part and get some great music!

Click Here to Purchase 'Let Rhythm Provide'


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Salvador Salvador ·  25 February 2008, 00:43

A great copilation for a great cause, Had mine when Antibalas played in Minneapolis Mn.

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