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  • blog July 3, 2014

    Film of Life: New Album by Tony Allen

    “Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat.” –Fela Kuti Just this week, world-renowned drummer and musician Tony Allen announced the October release of his new album, Film of Life, on the Jazz Village label. Along with the announcement, Allen dropped … Read more »

  • video July 24, 2013

    Red Hot + Fela Livestream!

    There are a lot of great concerts in New York this summer. Heck, there are a lot of great concerts in New York EVERY summer. But every once in a while, a truly special one rolls around, and we have … Read more »

  • interview July 19, 2013

    Tony Allen: King of Rhythm

    Hip Deep Scholar Mark LeVine caught up with Afrobeat legend Tony Allen as he prepared for upcoming shows, on Friday and Sunday, in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Allen became famous as the “creator” of the Afrobeat beat at the … Read more »

  • review May 18, 2010

    Secret Agent

    Even in an era when afrobeat is the apotheosis of cool, drummer and bandleader Tony Allen is the apothoeosis of afrobeat cool.  His most ambitious album to date, Secret Agent features Allen’s multinational touring band in a set of songs … Read more »

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