BAM’s R&B Festival: Tony Allen

Thursday June 17 12:00 PM

MetroTech Center
Jay St & Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY

As a member of Fela Kuti’s indispensable group Africa 70 (founded in the early 70s), legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen created the pulse of Afrobeat and, with it, an entire genre. Reared on both the buoyant sounds of Ghanaian highlife and American jazz, Allen played with Fela for 15 years before setting off on a successful career as a solo artist, which solidified his reputation as the master of the understated polyrhythmic groove. More