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Born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1940, of mixed Nigerian and Ghanaian parentage, Tony Allen taught himself to play by listening to records made by the American jazz drummers Art Blakey and Max Roach. He began working as a professional musician in 1960, gigging around Lagos and variously playing highlife and jazz. Today living in Paris, Allen has long been acknowledged as Africa's finest kit drummer and one of it's most influential musicians, the man who with Fela Kuti created read more

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  • Avatar for truepubber
    Today, "inne brzmienia 2015" in Lubln. Thx :)
  • Avatar for weirditude
    "Tony Allen: An Autobiography of the Master Drummer of Afrobeat" (2013) -- I'd highly recommend this book to all who loves Tony Allen's music.
  • Avatar for everydayrobots
    world could use more tony + damon collab [2]
  • Avatar for lucas_braga
    Mestre.
  • Avatar for LosFlacosBanda
    espectacular
  • Avatar for JustSomeOldJoe
    world could use more tony + damon collab
  • Avatar for DeMordrey
    New album is amazing.
  • Avatar for joshblalock
    New Video: [url=http://www.birp.fm/video/343-tony-allen-go-back-feat-damon-albarn]Tony Allen - "Go Back" (Official Video)[/url]
  • Avatar for skaphylocoque
    tony allen sur la BO du film de MC Jean Gabin
  • Avatar for meaulnesbrule
    amazed

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