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Gig Alert: Tony Allen

The Afrobeat drummer leads a Fela Kuti tribute Damrosch Park Bandshell Wednesday night. Download "Ikeja Roads."

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tony Allen Tony Allen (Courtesy of the artist)

ARTIST: Red Hot & Fela

DOWNLOAD: "Ikeja Roads"

SHOW: Wednesday at Damrosch Park Bandshell for Lincoln Center Out of Doors (Free)

Drummer, composer and songwriter Tony Allen is one of the co-founders of the rhythmic, funky genre known as Afrobeat. Tonight, Allen leads a tribute to his former bandmate, the late Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti. It's also a preview of the upcoming album Red Hot & Fela, from the Red Hot organization, which works to educate about AIDS through pop culture.

Download "Ikeja Roads" above and watch a video below.

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