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Tony Allen

Nigerian drummer, composer, and songwriter who lived and worked in Courbevoie, France.

Born: 20 July 1940 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Died: 30 April 2020 in Paris, France (aged 79).

Allen played drums for Fela Kuti's Africa 70 and Egypt 80 organisations, pioneering the unique beat and vibe of Afrobeat music which combines polyrhythmic influences of Africa with the breakbeats and extended jams of the American funk and R&B, which reached Nigeria in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Afrobeat music has since re-influenced western dance music in fusion genres like broken beat (e.g. groups like , et al.) and future jazz (e.g. groups like , et al.).

Allen released solo afrobeat and psychedelic funk albums on his own, and is notable for his contributions to the supergroup , amongst others.

  • Joan As Police Woman, Tony Allen, Dave Okumu – The Solution Is Restless (2xLP) (LP, Vinyl Record Album)
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    Joan As Police Woman, Tony Allen, Dave Okumu – The Solution Is Restless (2xLP)

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  • Tony Allen, Hugh Masekela – Rejoice (Special Edition) (2xLP) (LP, Vinyl Record Album)

    Tony Allen, Hugh Masekela – Rejoice (Special Edition) (2xLP)

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  • Tony Allen – Black Voices (LP, Vinyl Record Album)

    Tony Allen – Black Voices

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  • The Source – Tony Allen (Vinyl record)

    The Source – Tony Allen (2xLP)

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