News > Style

Tony Allen obituary

2 monthes ago   |   By 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 Church of Sound series at St James the Great Church in Clapton, east London. They were staged in the round, with both the audience and the small band of brass, keyboards and guitar circled around the star player, arguably the finest drummer on the planet. As ever, Tony Allen looked cool and relaxed, sporting a hat and dark glasses, sitting upright with the rest of his body hardly moving as his hands and feet beat out...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Style      Stage      Sport      Body      Star      Music      Planets      Jazz      Culture      Nigeria      France      London      Damon Albarn      Pop and rock      Fela Kuti  


Australia suspends extradition agreement with Hong Kong in response to new...

Australia suspends extradition agreement with Hong Kong in response to new security law

Read more ...

Tragedy as Chinese student, 21, is found dead while kayaking in waters off...

Tragedy as Chinese student, 21, is found dead while kayaking in waters off Brisbane 

A Chinese student, 21, has been found dead after becoming separated from his friends while kayaking between islands off Brisbane. Read more ...

Record number of school leavers apply for a place at university

Record number of school leavers apply for a place at university

The university admissions service UCAS has found that a record 40.5 per cent of all UK 18-year-olds have applied to start university this autumn, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more ...

London hospital LOCKDOWN: NHS A&E closes after coronavirus outbreak - 70...

London hospital LOCKDOWN: NHS A&E closes after coronavirus outbreak - 70 staff isolating

AN NHS hospital in the Prime Minister's constituency has been forced to shut its doors to emergency admissions this morning due to a spike in coronavirus cases. Read more ...

Marlborough racing tips and best bets for Thursday July 9

Marlborough racing tips and best bets for Thursday July 9

Read more ...

Here's exactly why the interest rate on your high-yield savings account...

Here's exactly why the interest rate on your high-yield savings account keeps falling

High-yield savings accounts are tied to the federal funds rate. The Federal Reserve has lowered the federal funds rate, so high-yield savings account rates are going down... Read more ...

London bloodbath: Teen stabbed to death in broad daylight as police launch...

London bloodbath: Teen stabbed to death in broad daylight as police launch investigation

A MURDER investigation has been launched after an 18-year-old man was stabbed to death in broad daylight in South East London. Read more ...

Bed Bath and Beyond is closing 200 stores as quarterly sales tumble nearly 50%

Bed Bath and Beyond is closing 200 stores as quarterly sales tumble nearly 50%

Bed Bath & Beyond plans to shutter around 200 stores over the next two years. On July 8, the company published an investor relations presentation that revealed Bed Bath &... Read more ...

Bed Bath and Beyond to close more than 200 stores after sales fell 50%...

Bed Bath and Beyond to close more than 200 stores after sales fell 50% during COVID-19

Bed Bath and Beyond is closing 200 of its stores after its first quarter sales plummeted 50 per cent at the same time online sales doubled during the coronavirus pandemic, the... Read more ...

Now that we're all spending more on groceries, it's a great time to get a...

Now that we're all spending more on groceries, it's a great time to get a credit card that earns you bonus points. Here are 6 top options

Some rewards credit cards offer bonus points or cash back on purchases at the grocery store.
 Especially since most of us are spending more money on groceries right now, it's... Read more ...