Tony Allen at by:LarmFebruary 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.
Here’s a teaser!