Tony Allen

Real Name:Tony Oladipo Allen

Nigerian drummer, composer, and songwriter who lived and worked in Courbevoie, France.

Born: 20 July 1940 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Died: 30 April 2020 in Paris, France (aged 79).

Allen began working as a studio engineer. He played drums for Fela Kuti's Africa 70 and Egypt 80 organisations, pioneering the unique beat and vibe of Afrobeat music which combines polyrhythmic influences of Africa with the breakbeats and extended jams of the American funk and R&B, which reached Nigeria in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Allen released solo afrobeat and psychedelic funk albums on his own, and is notable for his contributions to the supergroup Psyco On Da Bus, amongst others. , Instagram , Facebook , X , YouTube , Wikipedia
Aliases:Ladi Alabi
In Groups:Fela Ransome Kuti & His Koola Lobitos, Ginger Baker & African Friends, Moritz Von Oswald Trio, Psyco On Da Bus, Rocket Juice & The Moon, The Good, The Bad & The Queen, Tony Allen & Afrobeat 2000, Tony Allen & His Afro Messengers
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