Presented by The Warhol & The Carnegie Museum of Art
For one-night-only, don’t miss the legendary drummer, Tony Allen and his Afrobeat Orchestra, at the opulent Carnegie Music Hall for his Pittsburgh debut. Simply considered by Brian Eno to be “perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived”, Allen is most known as the drummer and musical director of Fela Kuti's band Africa 70 in Nigeria from 1968 to 1979. He and Kuti are attributed with creating Afrobeat; the hard driving, funk-infused, and politically engaged style which has seen quite a resurgence in recent years, culminating in last year’s Broadway hit musical, Fela! Currently on the World Circuit/Nonesuch record label, Allen continues to attract a broad fan base due to varied projects including the Good, the Bad & the Queen collaboration with Damon Albarn (formerly of Blur and currently with Gorillaz). His current touring band features Detroit-based, soul-funk musician, Amp Fiddler.
"...without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat." - FELA KUTI
"perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived."- BRIAN ENO
Arguably the greatest drummer on earth, TONY ALLEN is quite simply, the man who put the 'beat' into Afrobeat.
This event is not occuring at The Andy Warhol Museum, but at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. Please see the sidebar map or click here for directions and more information.
April 17, 2011 8pm
The Carnegie Music Hall
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