Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s former drummer Tony Allen is dead

Tony Allen, the lead drummer of the late great Fela Anikulapo Kuti’ has been confirmed to be dead.

Allen was confirmed to have passed away on Thursday, April 30 in Paris, France.

The cause of the death of Allen has not yet been confirmed.

Allen who died at the age of 70 was key to Fela’s Afrobeat sound.

Speaking about the importance of Allen, Fela once said, , “Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat.”

 

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