Biography Intro: Anthony Allen is a Nigerian drummer, composer and songwriter who currently lives and works in Paris.
DATE OF BIRTH:1940 in
PLACE OF BIRTH: Lagos
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:As drummer and musical director of fela anikulapo kuti’s band africa 70 from 1968 to 1979, 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.”
PUBLICATIONS:He Miss Road,Alagbon Close,Yellow Fever.