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Revivalist's African Jazz Issue: Tony Allen and the Beat of Afrobeat


Today, Revivalist, our Okayplayer Jazz channel, launches their latest issue, and it's focus is entirely on the transatlantic jazz of Africa.  To kick off the issue, team Revive has put together an in-depth story on the legendary Tony Allen - best known as Fela Kuti's drummer. Allen was instrumental in helping to develop the unique sound of Afrobeat that Fela is credited with having invented.  Both Allen and Kuti were also, it turns out, great students of American Jazz which heavily influenced their own sound.  Tony Allen - now in his 70's - is still known as one of the best drummers alive.  Head over to Revivalist to check out the full story, packed full of amazing video footage as well.

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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Sho Madjozi Drops New Upbeat Mixtape 'What A Life'

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