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The posthumous return of Tony Allen
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The posthumous return of Tony Allen

With his posthumous album, There Is No End, the legendary Afrobeat drummer continues to inject rhythms into our lives exactly one year after his passing. On April 30, 2020, Tony Allen left us. This former […]

Ben Okri & Skepta pay tribute to Tony Allen on “Cosmosis”
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Ben Okri & Skepta pay tribute to Tony Allen on "Cosmosis"

In “Cosmosis,” the Nigerian poet and British grime artist combine for the first track on the new posthumous album by the afrobeat legend. Recorded in London, in March 2020, in the famous Studio 13, “Cosmosis” […]

Gorillaz release “How Far?” featuring Tony Allen and Skepta
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Gorillaz release “How Far?” featuring Tony Allen and Skepta

The British group Gorillaz dropped its new track “How far” in featuring with Tony Allen, and the pioneer of the British drill music, Skepta. An anticipated release to salute the memory of the giant Nigerian drummer who passed recently.

Tony Allen, the drummer who played like no other, has passed away in Paris
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Tony Allen, the drummer who played like no other, has passed away in Paris

The Nigerian drummer and Fela’s travelling soulmate with whom he invented Afrobeat, passed away on April, 30th in Paris. PAM revisits the journey of the drumming genius, and his immediately recognizable sound signature which forged […]

Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela, two giants reunited beyond death
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Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela, two giants reunited beyond death

Tony Allen has completed the project he began ten years ago with his friend Hugh Masekela, who left us in 2018. Following the release of this new album, Rejoice, PAM met the brilliant drummer in Paris. […]

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Tony Allen announces posthumous album with Hugh Masekela
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Tony Allen announces posthumous album with Hugh Masekela

Rejoice, the long-awaited collaborative album between two African music legends, Tony Allen and the late Hugh Masekela, will finally be released on March 20th via World Circuit. Photo credit: Brett Rubin & Bernard Benant Having […]

Tony Allen announces EP with Jeff Mills, Tomorrow Comes The Harvest
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Tony Allen announces EP with Jeff Mills, Tomorrow Comes The Harvest

An exceptional collaboration between the legendary afrobeat drummer and a pioneer of techno music. The project began in late 2016 when Allen asked Mills to play on an album with him. From this meeting the idea of a show […]

Tony Allen pays tribute to Art Blakey, the american jazz legend
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Tony Allen pays tribute to Art Blakey, the american jazz legend

Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen releases the 19 May via Blue Note A Tribute to Art Blakey.