Category : Groupe

by Heidi Harley - 3 years ago

Tony Allen obituary

Masterful drummer and co-creator of Afrobeat, the fusion of funk, jazz and African types that he pioneered with Fela KutiOn 12 and 13 March there were two live shows in the Church of Sound collection at St James the Great Church in Clapton, east Lond...

by Heidi Harley - 3 years ago

Tony Allen: the Afrobeat pioneer's 10 finest recordings

From simmering dancefloor fillers to defiant resistance anthems, we decide one of the best of the legendary drummer’s tracksNews report: Tony Allen, Afrobeat co-founder, dies aged 79Take heed to a playlist of Ammar’s alternatives: Related: Tony Allen...

by Heidi Harley - 4 years ago

Africa Express: Egoli review – an end-to-end party album

(Africa Categorical)Five albums in, and Africa Express – Damon Albarn’s cross-cultural collaboration engine – has pitched up in Johannesburg, often known as Egoli in Xhosa. It might be the most effective iteration but of this speed-dating pop writer’...