Celtic Connections 2015: Tony Allen and Ibibio Sound Machine

Music, Latin and world
Tony Allen

Pioneering Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen was one of the movement’s prime movers and shakers in the 1960s and 1970s, as a member of Fela Kuti’s band; he’s since collaborated with all from Damon Albarn as a member of The Good, The Band and The Queen and with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. Support at this Celtic Connections show comes from exciting new band Ibibio Sound Machine, who fuse West African highlife, disco, gospel and edgy electronic soundscapes with lyrics inspired by traditional Nigerian folklore.

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