Africa ’10 and Our Man Jeremy

We’ve been mighty proud of our good friend and frequent bandmate Jeremy Wilms, who’s holding down the bass chair in the Broadway production of Fela! with some of his Antibalas cohorts. Here’s a great interview w/Jer in Bass Player mag about his role in the show. Sadly I can’t pretend to follow all the musical lingo, but there’s plenty of good grist besides that.

Also, a nice overview of legendary drummer Tony Allen’s contribution of Afrobeat here, and an overview of the relatively slow (but steady) acceptance of African music in the U.S. here.