Tony Allen – Ewa

Listen to Tony Allen – Ewa (04.19 min) on spotify.

Ewa can be found on the album Film of Life

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Tony Allen – Ewa

About Tony Allen

Born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1940, of mixed Nigerian and Ghanaian parentage, Tony Allen taught himself to play by listening to records made by the American jazz drummers Art Blakey and Max Roach. He began working as a professional musician in 1960, gigging around Lagos and variously playing highlife and jazz. Today living in Paris, Allen has long been acknowledged as Africa’s finest kit drummer and one of it’s most influential musicians, the man who with Fela Kuti created Afrobeat – the hard driving Read more on