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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.

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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