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Afrobeat Makers: Tony Allen Rhythms Revisited
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LP

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COMET 055LP COMET 055LP
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RELEASE DATE
11/6/2012

The original Afrobeat Makers album, recorded by the master drummer Tony Allen, revisited and produced by the Afrobeat Makers with 12 exclusive Afro breakbeats. The Afrobeat Makers crew is comprised of Miguel Toro, Gyver Hypman, and Augusto. Toro, a Berlin-based music producer, is a drummer from Venezuela; Augusto is an African drummer and music producer at Paris Vintage Studio, Quadrature and Hypman is a French pattern-master. African-influenced music is everywhere, and from an early age, Fela Kuti's music was there to be absorbed. "Zombie" and "Kalakuta Show" were the songs to practice to if you wanted to build up your touch. Afrobeat and hip-hop share a common ground and hip-hop will always be influenced by the endless grooves of African music, as should all musical forms that are intended to move your soul and feet. Tony Allen has spread Afrobeat to the corners of the globe in a perfect synthesis of tradition and sophistication -- his various collaborations with great artists from all genres and styles are truly proof of his openness. Allen has long been acknowledged as Africa's finest kit drummer and one of the continent's most influential musicians. His playing draws upon four different styles: highlife, soul/funk, jazz and traditional Nigerian drumming; a unique and mighty sound. Together with Fela Kuti (with whom he played for 15 years) Allen co-created Afrobeat -- the hard-driving, horns-rich, funk-infused, politically insurrectionist style which became such a dominant force in African music and such an influence worldwide.