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All Songs Considered

All Songs: Nine Creative Musicians You Should Know

All of the songs on this week's show grapple with the alchemy of creation.

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African drumming legend Tony Allen appears on World Cafe. Rama hide caption

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Tony Allen was the drummer and musical director of Fela Kuti's band Africa 70 from 1968 to 1979. Bernard Benant hide caption

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Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen's latest album is titled Secret Agent. Bernard Benant hide caption

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