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Iconic Afrobeat Drummer Tony Allen Dies At 74

BREAKING: Iconic Afrobeat Drummer Tony Allen Dies At 74

Tony Allen died in Paris on Thursday, April 30, 2020.

Tony Allen was the former drummer, composer and songwriter of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

The Lagos native is credited as one of the primary cofounders of Afrobeat and collaborated with techno greats like Jeff Mills and Moritz Von Oswald.

BREAKING: Iconic Afrobeat Drummer Tony Allen Dies At 74
Tony Allen

Fela once stated that, “Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat.”

Allen has also been described by Brian Eno as “perhaps the greatest drummer who ever lived”.

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