Sunday, January 17, 2021
25 C
Abuja
Sunday, January 17, 2021

With Fela Kuti, Drummer Tony Allen Created The Afrobeat Sound

Must read

Apple TV+ Free Trial Subscription to Be Extended Till July for Eligible Customers: Report

Apple TV+ free trial subscription will reportedly be extended once again for existing free trial users. All Apple TV+ users whose one-year free trial...

Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee on cusp of stepping out of father’s shadow

SEOUL (Reuters) - For years, legal troubles have cast a cloud over Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee as he stood on the...

Pioneering drummer for many decades, Tony Allen was a musical partner of the Nigerian singer, composer and activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. He passed away in Paris at age 79.

Allen was the drummer and musical director of Fela’s band Africa ’70 and was one of the primary co-founders of the Afrobeat sound.

As Fela sharpened his attacks on corruption in politics, Allen took a different direction, collaborating with many of the world’s top musicians. This year, Allen released Rejoice, a CD of music he created with late South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela.

“Rest In Power to Tony Allen, The Godfather of Afrobeat Rhythms,” wrote Nigerian-American rapper Jidenna on Twitter. “Thank you for giving us the sound that would change our lives and our destiny as a people.”

SOURCE: Global Information Network

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Apple TV+ Free Trial Subscription to Be Extended Till July for Eligible Customers: Report

Apple TV+ free trial subscription will reportedly be extended once again for existing free trial users. All Apple TV+ users whose one-year free trial...

Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee on cusp of stepping out of father’s shadow

SEOUL (Reuters) - For years, legal troubles have cast a cloud over Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee as he stood on the...