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Live at Broad Casting

Recorded at Cargo in London United Kingdom

  • funk
  • afro-beat
  • Show

    Host

    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 the 70s onwards. Still flipping poly-rhythms today, Tony works with artists like _(artist-name)TY_ and _(artist-name)Damon Albarn_, as well as inspiring remixes of his music from producers like _(artist-name)Carl Craig_, _(artist-name)Waajeed_ and _(artist-name)Basic Channel_’s _(artist-name)Moritz von Oswald_.