An outstanding drummer, Tony Allen, not unlike his former associate Fela Kuti, is one of the most accomplished masters and trailblazers of Afrobeat. Born in Nigeria, he honed his musical craft in the country of his origin, drawing on traditional African rhythms, which he fused with funky, jazz and reggae. At present, Tony Allen is an international star, an undisputed personality of the world music scene – his albums are sold all over the world, while he is a regular collaborator of top stars, including Jimi Tenor and Damon Albarn. It is the leader of Blur and Gorillaz that is a guest performer on “Film of Life”, Allen’s latest offering. “Go Back”, their joint single, became a top-charting tune in many countries. For quite some time now, Tony Allen has been a resident of Paris, from which, accompanied by his superb orchestra, he will travel to Lublin. This outstanding drummer will present both the hit songs from his latest album as well as older compositions. Undoubtedly, Tony Allen’s concert in Lublin guarantee a high-octane premium quality performance, becoming one of the key events of the 2015 Festival.
10 July 2015 | The Błonia Stage