Belgian-African singer Marie Daulne first assembled her singular Afro-jazz ensemble, Zap Mama, 25 years ago. Since then, the group has dabbled in hip-hop, neo-soul and pop, with Daulne’s chameleonic voice expertly guiding the charging harmonies and intricate beat. The 11-piece Antibalas is made up of unabashed Fela Kuti disciples — the New York City-based group provided the music for the recent Broadway hit on the Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer’s life — and shares that legendary bandleader’s gift of scratchy groove while also carving out its own spaces for funk, rock and salsa influences. Zap Mama and Antibalas will take the Carpenter Theatre a little bit higher on Jan. 28. 7:30 p.m. $30 to $38. 289-8980 or modlin.richmond.edu.