The Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble
COM 022 CD
"As a part of the legendary Africa 70's band with Fela Kuti, Tony Allen was one of the progenitors of the Afrobeat sound. After parting company with Fela in 1977 he left Nigeria for Europe, to confront his music with different cultures and to grow through collaboration with other artists. During this time he collaborated with Manu Dibango, Roy Ayers and Ray Lema amongst others. It is this spirit of innovation through collaboration that fuels The Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble. Comet Records head Eric Trosset explains; 'The idea here was not about remixing Tony Allen's music, quite the opposite, our aim was for each producer to give their own personal take on Afrobeat music using Tony Allen's drum patterns as a starting point.' The Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble: a project conceived and produced by Comet Records. Creating a meeting between the unique drumming style of Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen and the best in contemporary musicians/ producers from across Europe. Available separately over the last 12 months through a series of limited vinyl 12's,The Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble includes exclusive tracks from the following diverse array of producers: Cinematic Orchestra, Son Of Scientists feat. Eska, Troublemakers, Off-World Ensemble, Jeff Sharel, BiggaBush, Joakim Lone, Unsung Heroes feat. Ty and Bries, Rogall, Kraked Unit, Tweak, Boozoo Bajou."