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Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: October 6, 1938

Tony Oladipo Allen (born in Lagos, Nigeria) is a Nigerian drummer, composer and songwriter who currently lives and works in Paris. His career and life story have been documented in his 2013 autobiography Tony Allen: Master Drummer of Afrobeat, co-written with author/musician Michael E. Veal who previously wrote a comprehensive biography of Fela Kuti.

As drummer and musical director of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's band Africa 70 from 1968 to 1979, Allen was one of the primary co-founders of the genre of Afrobeat music. Fela once stated that, “without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat.” He has also been described by Brian Eno as “perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived....
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Music

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    Losun / One Tree / Ole

    TES
    2007
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    Lagos No Shaking

    Honest Jons Records
    2006
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    Moyege

    TES
    2006
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    I Remember Front Street


    2005
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    Home Cooking

    TES
    2003
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    HomeCooking

    TES
    2002
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    Eager Hands And Restless Feet - The Best Of Tony Allen

    TES
    2002
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Apr22 Tony Allen
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Casablanca, Morocco
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