Tony Allen’s commitment is above all to the revolutionary sound tinged with West African rhythms, funk and jazz: the afrobeat sound, which he helped creating alongside the legendary Fela Kuti. In the 70’s Nigeria, in the midst of an unstable political climate, their music denounced politician’s corruption and their control over the country’s wealth while a part of the population was living in poverty.
The drummer and genius rhythmist has always been combative. In his playlist for AuxSons, he pays tribute to the great Manu Dibango and offers a glimpse of his album “Rejoice” with Hugh Masekela, released on March the 20th, 2020.
Tony Allen offers us an opportunity of rejoicing with his 10 tracks of the moment!