Fela Kuti

A-Z of Music: F is for. Fela Kuti

9 days ago   |   Evening Standard

It's all the effervescence of James Brown's funk, sparking against the bold, bright horns of jazz. It's the entrancing repetition of Yoruban polyrhythms, electrified by the...
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Tony Allen: Drummer and Afrobeat pioneer whose fusion of styles proved hugely influential

10 days ago   |   The Independent

His work with Fela Kuti found an international audience and his playing was widely admired
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WFH album of the week: Rejoice by Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela

19 days ago   |   Evening Standard

When Tony Allen left Africa '70, Fela Kuti's pioneering Afrobeat band, four drummers were drafted in to replace him. It gives some indication of just how magnificent the...
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'His drums were singing, you know?' Tony Allen remembered by his collaborators

21 days ago   |   The Guardian

Angélique Kidjo, Jeff Mills, Sébastian Tellier and more remember the late drummer: his humility, his brilliance, and his awesome sportswear
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Tony Allen obituary

21 days ago   |   The Guardian

Masterful drummer and co-creator of Afrobeat, the fusion of funk, jazz and African styles that he pioneered with Fela Kuti On 12 and 13 March there were two concerts in the...
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Tony Allen: the Afrobeat maverick who blazed a trail across the globe

23 days ago   |   The Guardian   |   2 articles

The Nigerian musician was a restless creator who embraced the physicality of drumming and innovated until the end Tony Allen's 10 best tracks News report: Afrobeat co-founder...
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Tony Allen: the Afrobeat pioneer's 10 finest recordings

23 days ago   |   The Guardian   |   2 articles

From simmering dancefloor fillers to defiant resistance anthems, we pick the best of the legendary drummer's tracks News report: Tony Allen, Afrobeat co-founder, dies aged 79...
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Legendary drummer and Afrobeat star Tony Allen has died aged 79

Legendary drummer and Afrobeat star Tony Allen has died aged 79

24 days ago   |   Dazed   |   5 articles

Tony Allen , the Nigerian drummer who helped pioneer the Afrobeat genre with his former bandmate Fela Kuti, has died, his manager has confirmed. He was 79. Allen was the...
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Tony Allen dead at 79 - Afrobeat legend and ‘greatest drummer who ever lived' passes away in Paris

24 days ago   |   The Sun   |   5 articles

TRIBUTES have been paid to the influential Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen, who has reportedly died at the age of 79. Flea, the bassist for rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers and a...
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Tony Allen death: Afrobeat legend dies aged 79

24 days ago   |   The Independent   |   5 articles

Allen was best known for performing with Fela Kuti in the Sixties and Seventies
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