Tony Allen in concert
A concert from pioneering afrobeat drummer Tony Allen in tribute to drummer Art Blakey. Plus young UK saxophonist Camilla George shares the music that has inspired her.
A concert from pioneering afrobeat drummer Tony Allen. Alongside the Nigerian star Fela Kuti, Allen was responsible for developing the rhythmic genre known as afrobeat back in the 1970s. He's remained true to the style ever since and in this concert pays tribute to one of his greatest influences and another drumming great, Art Blakey.
Later in the programme, saxophonist Camilla George, a rising UK star, unravels tracks that have inspired her, including an epic tenor sax battle between Branford Marsalis and Michael Brecker. And, presenter Jumoké Fashola plays a mix of jazz classics and the best new releases.
Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.