A. Allaan

Real Name:
Tony Oladipo Allen
* July 20, 1940

Tony Allen played drums for Fela Kuti's Africa 70 and Egypt 80 organizations, 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 60s and early 70s. Afrobeat music has since re-influenced western dance music in fusion genres like broken beat and future jazz, as in the music of Bugz in the Attic.

Tony Allen released incredible solo afrobeat and psychedelic funk albums on his own and is notable on this site for his current contributions to the supergroup Psycho on Da Bus.
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TNT/PAR 9010-V Tony Allen - Barrioism / Much Love / Mi Burro album art Funky Aztecs Barrioism (as A. Allaan) and 1 more… Funky Aztecs - Barrioism / Much Love / Mi Burro(12") TNT Recordings (2) TNT/PAR 9010-V US 1992 Sell This Version