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Tony Allen On La Blogothèque's A Take Away Show

Tony Allen On La Blogothèque's A Take Away Show

Watch an intimate 7-minute performance by afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen for La Blogotheque's Take Away Show.


Afrobeat co-creator & percussion pioneer Tony Allen recently got together with La Blogothèque to film A Take Away Show at Paris' Le Comptoir Général . The intimate video follows the legendary afrobeat drummer as he prepares his sticks and plays a number of impressive solo drum rhythms & patterns from a striking green house. Tony Allen is coming off releasing one of our favorite albums of 2014, Film of Life , which featured the likes of Damon Albarn and The Jazzbastards . The afrobeat legend is also included in the recent 30-track African All-Stars compilation. Watch the 7-minute Aelred Nils -directed performance clip and revisit our Okayafrica TV episode with Tony Allen below. Allen will be playing at Paris' Gaite Lyrique on April 11.