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Tony Allen: the Afrobeat maverick who blazed a trail across the globe

5 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

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 Tony Allen dies aged 79 Few musicians can claim to have invented a revolutionary rhythm, but then few are quite like the late Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen. Brian Eno called him “the greatest drummer that ever lived”, citing his style alongside James Brown's funk breakbeat and the constant pulse of German band Neu! as the “three great beats of the 1970s”. Allen's swirl of jazz, Yoruba and highlife was unlike anything...
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Tony Allen: the Afrobeat pioneer's 10 finest recordings

5 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

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 Listen to a playlist of Ammar's selections:
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