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Studio Sessions

Tony Allen

October 27, 2010 Hear live music and an interview with the drummer who invented Afrobeat music.

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Interviews & Profiles

Tony Allen

May 16, 2010 With Fela Kuti, the Nigerian singer-percussionist practically invented Afrobeat music.

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The Apples In Stereo

April 27, 2010 All Songs Considered's latest mix features music from Afrobeat legend Tony Allen, Dr. Dog and more.

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September 12, 2006 On "Moyege," Tony Allen boils the genre down to its polyrhythmic roots.

Reviews

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June 21, 2010 Critic Milo Miles examines the new wave of Afrobeat musicians, and how they build upon the style.

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Tony Allen

June 21, 2010 Critic Milo Miles examines the new wave of Afrobeat musicians, and how they build upon the style.

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September 12, 2006 On "Moyege," Tony Allen boils the genre down to its polyrhythmic roots.

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  • Album: Secret Agent
  • Artist: Tony Allen
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Released: 2010
 

Adje! Adje!

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  • Album: Adje! Adje!
  • Artist: Elikeh
  • Released: 2010
 

Secret Agent

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Lagos No Shaking

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  • Album: Lagos No Shaking
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