Tony Allen Homecooking
The drummer who helped Fela Kuti launch a musical revolution from Nigeria in the ’60s […]
The drummer who helped Fela Kuti launch a musical revolution from Nigeria in the ’60s and ’70s returns with yet another powerful piece of evidence that Afrobeat is here to stay. Since striking out on his own, Allen has brought his distinctive drumming style to whatever genre he investigates. On Homecooking, the soul production might lack some of the raw fire of his ’70s recordings, but here, Allen’s signature bubbling snare patterns are introduced to hip-hop, with British/Nigerian MC Ty transposing the revolution into a contemporary context. Funky and uplifting.