Jazz Cafe in association with The 15th London African Music Festival present:
Tony Allen 'The Source' Album Launch

Tony Allen 'The Source' Album Launch
Friday 22nd September 19:00-22:30

“Without Tony Allen, there would be no afrobeat” – Fela Kuti

“Perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived” – Brian Eno

There can be no disputing the fact that Tony Allen is a legend not just of afrobeat but of 20th century music as a whole. We’re proud to present the launch of ‘The Source’, his new record on iconic jazz label Blue Note Records, which according to Mr Allen is the best recording he’s ever made.

Featuring the likes of Damon Albarn, Yann Jankielewicz (saxophone), Rémi Sciuto (saxophone), Vincent Taurelle (keyboard), Daniel Zimmermann (trombone) and Mathias Allamane (double bass), the record showcases a set of original songs inspired by his hero, Art Blakey.

Setting the tone on the night behind the decks will be Música Macondo’s Tim Garcia.

Line up

  • Tony Allen And The Messengers
  • Tim Garcia (Música Macondo)


Standing: £30 Restaurant: £35

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