Ann Arbor's futuristic Afrobeat group NOMO sure knows how to fling out expectations and stereotypes. Just two years ago, critics and anyone in ear range were justifiably lumping this nine-person collective as a group of Fela followers and putting them in the Konono N°1/Antibalas camp because of their strong resemblance to the music of Nigeria Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. Those initial comparisons were flawed from the beginning, since, sonically, Konono N°1 and Antibalas are worlds apart, and NOMO has always sought its own space somewhere in the middle. On... More >>>