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Tony Allen dies in Paris

2 monthes ago   |   By Music News

Revered Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, a co-founder of the afrobeat musical genre, has died in Paris on Thursday aged 79, his manager sadly reports.
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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

2 monthes ago   |   By Dazed

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 drummer and musical director of Fela Kuti's band Africa ‘70. During the 1960s and 70s, the two artists brought west African music styles like highlife together with American jazz and funk rhythms. They recorded dozens of albums together before Allen left the group after 26 years.
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Tony Allen dead at 79 - Afrobeat legend and ‘greatest drummer who ever lived' passes away in Paris

Tony Allen dead at 79 - Afrobeat legend and ‘greatest drummer who ever lived' passes away in Paris

2 monthes ago   |   By The Sun

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 collaborator of Allen's, confirmed the news.
And Africa Express, a UK-based group that promotes African music, tweeted: “RIP Tony. Simply the best. We'll miss you.”
Nigeria-born Allen was a drumming pioneer who, along with the revered musician Fela Kuit, helped define the Afrobeat genre as part of the band Africa '70.
He was a frequent and longtime collaborator with Blur star Damon Albarn, with the pair joined by the...
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Tony Allen death: Afrobeat legend dies aged 79

2 monthes ago   |   By The Independent

Allen was best known for performing with Fela Kuti in the Sixties and Seventies
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Legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen dies aged 79

Legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen dies aged 79

2 monthes ago   |   By Metro

Tony Allen has died in Paris at the age of 79
Pioneering Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen has died at the age of 79 in Paris.
His manager confirmed the news overnight, adding the Nigerian musician's death was not linked to Covid-19.
Speaking on the death of the star, Eric Trosset told AFP: ‘We don't know the exact cause of death.'
Allen, who is credited as a co-founder of the Afrobeat genre, was the drummer and musical director of musician Fela Kuti's famous band Africa '70 in the 1960-70s.
Crediting the power of Allen, Kuti, who died in 1997, once said that ‘without Tony Allen, there would be...
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