Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tony Allen Interview on Brownswood Basement(Gilles Peterson)

Great interview with Tony Allen, amazing Nigerian drummer, who played with Fela Kuti for 15-20 years and carved out the afro beat sound. Mr. Allen is amongst my favorite drummers and in this interview he waxes on various topics from the history of playing with Fela and Afrika 70, to his influences and current projects, and even his use of drum machine and accordion. Great stuff!

Check out/ dl(download) the podcast here