This week, a tribute to Tony Alen. Tony Oladipo Allen (12 August 1940 – 30 April 2020) a Nigerian drummer, composer, and songwriter who lived and worked in Paris, France. A self-taught musician, Allen began to play drums at the age of 18 while working as a technician for a Nigerian radio station. “Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat.” – Fela Kuti. Brian Eno also chimed in, saying that Allen was “perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived.”
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