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Past Event Sound Series: Tony Allen’s Afrobeat Orchestra, featuring Amp Fiddler


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.

Co-presented with The Carnegie Museum of Art, Afrika Yetu and WYEP 91.3FM

Additional Information

This event is not occuring at The Andy Warhol Museum, but at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.

Sound Series

Sound Series is an ongoing concert series featuring internationally touring contemporary artists and bands from around the world. Learn more about our Sound Series.

Related Links

Tony Allen on MySpace

Amp Fiddler's Official Website

Amp Fiddler on MySpace