The Master Drummer of Afrobeat


Tony Allen’s forthcoming book Tony Allen: An Autobiography of the Master Drummer of Afrobeat (Duke University Press, September 2013): “Tony Allen is the autobiography of legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, the rhythmic engine of Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat. Conversational, inviting, and packed with telling anecdotes, Allen’s memoir is based on hundreds of hours of interviews with the musician and scholar Michael E. Veal. It spans Allen’s early years and career playing highlife music in Lagos and his fifteen years with Fela, from 1964 until 1979, his struggles to form his own bands in Nigeria, and his emigration to France.”

File under: excellent news.

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