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March 20, 2008

Tony Allen à La BelleVilloise!

19, rue Boyer /20e -
Info@labellevilloise.com - Tél 01 46 36 07 07

Born in Nigeria in 1940 of mixed Nigerian and Ghanaian parentage, Tony Allen is perhaps the most
highly-regarded African drum set player to emerge since World War II. Drimmers and other musicians
of all backgrounds marvel at his uniquely polyrhythmic style. Allen belongs on one hand to a tradition
of African drum set playing associated with the Gahanian drummer Kofi Ghanaba (Guy Warren) and
historically rooted ib British military drumming, European ballroom dance music, bigband jazz drumming
and indigenous percussion traditions. However, he is also an African exponent of the African-American
tradition of modern jazz drumming typified by musicians such as Art Blakey, Elvin Jones and Max Roach.

(Michael E. Veal)

Tony Allen / DoctorL - Never satisfied
(by Edouard Salier)

1 comment:

2sweetnsaxy said...

I love this song. I'm going to have to look up Tony Allen and maybe add him to my blog.

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