Ted Leo, Antibalas Live From World Financial Center

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For three nights in October, WNYC presented live concerts at the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden atrium, with each one hosted by John Schaefer.

Today on the show, Soundcheck presents the first of the three events, an Afro-centric show. The first set features Ted Leo, from the popular post-punk band Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, interpreting the music of South African pioneer Hugh Masekela. And in the second, Brooklyn's own Afropop big band Antibalas performs original music that carries on the tradition of the late Nigerian saxophonist, singer and bandleader Fela Kuti.