today's free song is from an album of unique hybrid drumming/remix project produced by Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble and Tony Allen. Tony Oladipo Allen (born August 12, 1940 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a Nigerian drummer, composer, and songwriter.
As drummer and musical director of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s band Africa 70 from 1968 to 1979, Tony Allen was one of the primary co-founders of the genre of Afrobeat music. Fela once stated that, "without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat." He has also been described by Brian Eno as "perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived."
A self-taught musician, Allen began to play drum-kit at the age of eighteen, while working as an engineer for a Nigerian radio station. Allen was influenced by music his father listened to (Juju, traditional Yoruba ceremonial music), but also American jazz, & the growing highlife scene in Nigeria and Ghana.
In 2006, Tony Allen joined with Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon, and Simon Tong as drummer for The Good, the Bad and the Queen., and he also made an appearance playing the drums in the Video for Once Upon a Time by the French duo Air. - In other words; this is a damn solid musician with lots to say and lots to give!
Don't miss out on today's Free Song;
The song is from The Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble,- Futuristic Electro Afrobeat featuring Troublemakers, Cinematic Orchestra, Boozoo Bajou, Jeff Sharel among others.