Tony AllenNigerian-born drummer and composer. Born 12 August 1940
Tony Allen Biography (Wikipedia)
Tony Oladipo Allen (born 1940 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a Nigerian drummer, composer and songwriter who currently lives and works in Paris. His career and life story have been documented in his 2013 autobiography Tony Allen: Master Drummer of Afrobeat, co-written with author/musician Michael E. Veal, who previously wrote a comprehensive biography of Fela Kuti.
As drummer and musical director of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's band Africa '70 from 1968 to 1979, Allen was one of the primary co-founders of the genre of Afrobeat music. Fela once stated that, "without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat." He has also been described by Brian Eno as "perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived."
- Tony Allen - Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bf3dp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bf3dp.jpg2014-11-04T19:00:00.000ZAfrobeat drummer Tony Allen talks about learning to drum from mimicking Max Roach and working with Fela Kuti. He also speaks about working with Damon Albarn on his latest record.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02bf3dz
Tony Allen - Interview
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