Antibalas played on Friday June 21 2019 at The Belly Up in Solana Beach California. This was the summer solstice and part of their 20 year anniversary. I spent time with the band backstage before heading out to join the crowd with my camera. I've been following this band for twenty years. Afrobeat music changed my life, and it continues to change lives as generations continue to evolve and discover the beauty that is afrobeat music. #deepundconditionallove.
The band poses for a photo 5 minutes prior to hitting the stage.
Duke Amayo begins his face painting routine.
Martin Perna warms up backstage at The Belly Up in Solana Beach.