Tony Allen at by:Larm

February 28, 2012

Tony Allen, described by Brian Eno as “perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived”, visited by:Larm 2012 to participate in a Q&A about Afrobeat and his latest projects.

He talked about his technique, his background in Lagos, and his many cooperation with legends from both world music, jazz, pop and rock.

Here he talks about how he got into a collaboration with Damon Albarn from Blur and Gorillaz, Paul Simonon from The Clash – whom picked up his bass for the first time in 15 years, and Simon Tong from The Verve.

He also spoke about his latest project called Rocketjuice and The Moon – with Damon Albarn and Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Their record will be released in just a few weeks!

Here’s a teaser!



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