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Recorded at Cargo in London United Kingdom

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    Lagos Nigeria

    The style we know as afro-beat wouldn’t sound anything like it without this guy. Tony Allen and special guests live on stage in London.

    Fela once said that without _(artist-name)Tony Allen_, he’d need four drummers at once. Of course, the style we know as afrobeat wouldn’t sound anything like it without Tony Allen. A true intuitive pioneer, Mr Allen managed to mix the brevity and snap of jazz drumming by the likes of _(artist-name)Art Blakey_, _(artist-name)Max Roach_, and _(artist-name)Guy Warren_, with the deep extended forms of African rhythms from highlife, and yoruba. The musical conversation between Clyde Stubblefield, Jabo Starks and Tony Allen is still being felt today, having influenced practically every new genre of dance music from the 70s onwards. Emigrating to London in 1984, before moving to Paris, Allen has recorded with many African greats such as _(artist-name)King Sunny Adé_, and _(artist-name)Manu Dibango_, as well as working with such diverse international artists as _(artist-name)Charlotte Gainsbourg_, _(artist-name)Sébastien Tellier_, _(artist-name)Jimi Tenor_ and _(artist-name)Damon Albarn_. Still flipping poly-rhythms today, Tony Allen manages to find time to craft sublime solo albums like _(album-title)Film Of Life_, on top of his collaborations and inspiring remixes of his music from producers like _(artist-name)Carl Craig_, _(artist-name)Waajeed_, _(artist-name)Moritz von Oswald_, and _(artist-name)Mark Ernestus_.