Sound Series: Tony Allen’s Afrobeat Orchestra, featuring Amp Fiddler
- April 17, 2011
- $15 students and members/$18 nonmembers
- Carnegie Music Hall
- United States
The performance collaboration between The Warhol and Carnegie Museum of Art shifts outdoors for the summer with two special evenings of indie folk/pop music in Carnegie Museum of Art’s Sculpture Court.
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For one night only, don’t miss the Pittsburgh debut of legendary drummer Tony Allen and his Afrobeat Orchestra at the opulent Carnegie Music Hall. Considered by Brian Eno to be “perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived,” Allen is most known as the drummer and musical director of Fela Kuti’s band Africa 70 in Nigeria from 1968 to 1979. He and Kuti are attributed with creating Afrobeat, the hard-driving, funk-infused, and politically engaged style that has seen a resurgence in recent years, culminating in last year’s Broadway hit musical Fela! Currently on the World Circuit/Nonesuch record label, Allen continues to attract a broad fan base due to varied projects including the Good, the Bad & the Queen collaboration with Damon Albarn (formerly of Blur and currently with Gorillaz). His current touring band features Detroit-based soul-funk musician Amp Fiddler.
This event is co-presented by Carnegie Museum of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, Afrika Yetu, and WYEP 91.3FM
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