Antibalas and Armo singer Amayo

Armo has confirmed a pair of New Year’s Eve week shows. The Antibalas offshoot, who play “chamber Afrobeat” will perform at New York’s Knickerbocker Hotel on December 29 and New York’s Upland restaurant on December 31. This version of ensemble, who first came together during the Friday Night Jam hosted by Relix‘s Mike Grenehaus and Rabbi Dan Ain in late 2016, features Amayo (keys and vocals), Jordan McLean (trumpet), Nikhil P. Yerawadekar (guitar), Kevin Raczka (drums) and Justin Kimmel (bass). Antibalas percussionist Marcus Farrar will also perform with the group on December 29.

Antibalas will kick of their 2018 slate of dates at Washington, DC’s The Hamilton on January 11 and 12.