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Martin Perna

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My name is Martín Perna. I am a creative producer in Berkeley, California. and on the road the rest of the time. Since 1995, I have worked professionally as a musician, musical director and film composer. I perform and record music with a lot of people that maybe you know and many that you might not. 2020 Grammy-nominated Best Global Music Album - "Fu Chronicles" by Antibalas (Daptone Records). (Co-producer, performance). People/groups I've worked with recently: Antibalas, Jose James, Nona Hendryx, Bettyle Lavette, Alice Russell, Mark Ronson, Greg Phillinganes, Dr. John, Michael McDonald, Ledisi, Angélique Kidjo, Anthony Hamilton, Gregory Porter, Valerie Simpson, Ed Sheeran, The Roots, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Brian Jackson, Steven Bernstein, Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio), Saul Williams, Miguel Zenón, John Medeski, Ana-Maurine Lara, Karim Lopez, Mike Tyner, Zap Mama, Santigold, Lorenzo "Jovanotti" Cherubini, The Stepkids, and many others. I play exclusively Bari reeds and use SYOS mouthpieces

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Antibalas

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A brief history of Antibalas The musical collective known as Antibalas (Spanish for bullet-proof or anti-bullets) was conceived of in Mexico City and formed in Brooklyn New York. The early nucleus of the group was composed of the band's founder Martín Perna and later included several other members (Gabriel Roth, Michael Wagner, Del Stribling aka Binky Griptite, Victor Axelrod, Fernando Bugaloo Velez, Anda Szilagyi) from the Soul Providers / Dap Kings band. performing their first show in May 1998 at St. Nick's Pub in Harlem NY. A few months into the group's existence, Perna and Roth, on a walk through their southside Williamsburg neighborhood, met Amayo, who at the time owned a boutique / kung fu studio / arts space where he sold his own fashion designs, held shows

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Mordecai (Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Label: La La Land
Released: 2015

Album

Uptown Special

Label: RCA Records
Released: 2015

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New Release/MP3/Tour: The Funk Ark: 'From The Rooftops' (ESL Music)

New Release/MP3/Tour: The Funk Ark: 'From The Rooftops' (ESL Music)

The Funk Ark is a world funk ensemble based in Washington DC. The group draws on influences from the African and Latin funk/dance music scenes of the 1960s and 70s and the result is a gritty and soulful mix of inspired Afrobeat and big band funk. The eight-piece band is fronted by keyboardist and songwriterWill Rastwho, ...

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Antibalas

Label: Anti-
Released: 2007

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Talkatif

Label: Ninja Tune
Released: 2002

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Liberation Afrobeat Vol. 1

Label: Ninja Tune
Released: 2001


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