Tony Allen Delivers 'Secret Agent'

NPR: Weekend Edition Sunday [9 min 13 sec]

Akin to The Matrix deja-vu just this past weekend I was just scolding myself for not listening to Tony Allen more frequently and for not having a more robustly expanded TA's discography — then I heard this story while on-the-road today.

NPR discusses Tony Allen's, Fela Kuti's drummer, whom "without Tony Allen," Kuti once said, "there would be no Afrobeat", newest album titled Secret Agent.

Allen frustrated, as I, in a music landscape where electronic instruments routinely stand in for acoustic drums says, "There are no drummers these days anymore," he says. "Most of them are not even wanting to [play the drums] when the machine is there to do the job. I respect every drummer that I see keeping the drums going."

Keep heartbeat of music, the drum, alive (Afrobeat or not).

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