Tribute to the legendary Tony Allen (1940–2020)
By Guardian Exclusive
10 May 2020 | 7:33 pm
Nigeria-born Allen, the drumming pioneer who, along with the revered musician Fela Kuti, helped define the Afrobeat genre, passed away on April 30 in the French capital Paris. He was a self-taught drummer and did not pick up the sticks until he was 18. But that did not stop many from describing him as perhaps the greatest drummer ever.
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