Legendary Afrobeat Tony Allen @ The Button Factory 10th June

Legendary Afrobeat Drummer Tony Allen returns to Dublin on Friday 10th June

“Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat”  Fela-Kuti

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Tony Allen
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Tony Oladipo Allen, born in 1940 in Lagos Nigeria is a drummer, composer and songwriter. An autobiography of his career and life story titled ‘Allen: Master drummer of Afrobeat’ was documented and co-authored with author/musician Michael E. Veal in 2013. He currently lives in Paris; he was the drummer and musical director of Fela-Anikulapo-Kuti’s African 70 and “Koola Lobitos” High-Life Jazz band from 1967 to 1979 during which period he recorded over 35 studio albums with Fela and was renowned to be one of the principal co-originators of the genre Afrobeat music.

Tony Allen Official website: http://www.tonyallenafrobeat.com/

Line up Tony Allen – Colours Afrobeat foundation – FAKOLI – Ajo Arkestra

Tickets : Tony Allen Live

Event : Tony Allen Live