Tony Allen’s Afrobeat Orchestra

Tony Allen’s Afrobeat Orchestra

April 19, 2011
7:30 pm
Memorial Hall

Idolized among fans of African music, jazz, hip hop and funk, drumming icon Tony Allen is one of Africa’s most important artists, inspiring generations of musicians around the world. Alongside Fela Kuti, with whom he collaborated for 15 years, he pioneered the hard-driving, funk-infused, politically insurrectionary Afrobeat style that dominates African popular music.

Now the genre’s torch bearer, Allen’s new album Secret Agent was recorded with his touring band of musicians from Nigeria, Cameroon, Martinique and France.

“…a genius.”
- The Guardian

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Hear Tony Allen and his touring band of musicians April 19 at 7:30 pm in Memorial Hall.