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In Studio: Tony Allen

Monday, April 11, 2011

The great Nigerian bandleader Fela Kuti had a not-so-secret weapon when he was creating the funk-infused style known as Afrobeat in the 1970s. That weapon was drummer Tony Allen. A legend among drummers of all styles, Allen is still going strong and has released an album with his own group. He joins us to play live.   


Tony Allen

Comments [2]

ChrisC from Sunset Park

Tony Allen is a perfect in-studio artists for this gorgeous spring day.

Apr. 11 2011 02:47 PM
Jerry from Queens

When souncheck conducted its greatest musicians all time, circa 2006 ?, Led Zeppelin swept every catagory including greatest drummer, I must admit i voted for Carl Palmer of ELP fame, however due to ignorance, I didnt know Tony Allen well enough to put him in with the greatest drummers of all time. I now know, and Tony does belong !

Apr. 11 2011 12:39 PM

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