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Tony Allen

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Born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1940, of mixed Nigerian and Ghanaian parentage, Tony Allen taught himself to play by listening to records made by the American jazz drummers Art Blakey and Max Roach. He began working as a professional musician in 1960, gigging around Lagos and variously playing highlife and jazz. Today living in Paris, Allen has long been acknowledged as Africa's finest kit drummer and one of it's most influential musicians... Read more about Tony Allen on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.

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Black Voices

Black Voices
Last Played on December 26, 2014 2:27pm

Go Back

Go Back
Last Played on December 05, 2014 3:15pm


Film Of Life
Last Played on November 24, 2014 1:10pm

Boat Journey

Film of Life
Last Played on October 15, 2014 11:12am

Get Together

Black Voices
Last Played on July 28, 2014 1:12pm


Secret Agent


Black Voices


Afro Beats


Nigeria 70 - Original Afro Classics

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