WorldCat Identities

Allen, Tony 1940-

Overview
Works: 106 works in 269 publications in 10 languages and 2,024 library holdings
Genres: Rock music  Afrobeat  Biography  Cover versions  Songs  Popular music  Jazz  Music  World beat (Music) 
Roles: Performer, Author, Instrumentalist, Singer, Composer, Conductor
Classifications: M1830, 786.9092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Tony Allen
 
Most widely held works by Tony Allen
In the name of love : Africa celebrates U2( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... This album is a rare beauty."--Billboard
Relentless( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relentless is a coming-of-age story set in the bustling city of Lagos by successful Paris-based Art director, Andy Amadi. Obi, a young Nigerian peacekeeping soldier recently returned from an assignment in war-torn Sierra Leone, meets and falls in love with a local woman who ends up in the hands of rebel forces. The film also picks up on many other characters he meets along the way and charts his life and emotional turmoil as he returns to Nigeria. Told in flashbacks, the story explores the themes of loneliness, love and self-discovery. The film stars popular musicians including singer Nnenka and musical scores from Tony Allen (Afrobeat drummer) and Keziah Jones
Secret agent by Tony Allen( Recording )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musique du monde - Nigéria
Nigeria & Ghana( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in Multiple languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-World War II popular music and popular dance music of Nigeria and Ghana, including such genres as highlife, Afrobeat, juju, Fuji, and palm-wine music. The music is a fusion of African traditional forms with its emphasis on drum and percussion music and elements of calypso, Latin, big band, and jazz, and the addition of instruments from the Western pop tradition
The rough guide to world music( Recording )

4 editions published in 2007 in Multiple languages and Miscellaneous languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dynamic and ever-changing music scene of Africa and the Middle East is highlighted in this collection. From Afrobeat to Arabesque, this collection introduces some of the key musicians from these regions
Film of life by Tony Allen( Recording )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der 74-jährige Schlagzeuger Tony Allen gilt als einer der Urväter des Afrobeats, er ist eine Ikone des Genres. Von 1968-1979 war er musikalischer Leiter in Fela Kutis Band Afrika 70 und setzte so Maßstäbe. Auch danach war Allen sehr kreativ und suchte stets nach seiner eigenen musikalischen Sprache. Der Funkrhythmus ist dabei ein immer wiederkehrendes Element
The rough guide to Afrobeat revival( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in Undetermined and English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rough guide to Afrobeat revolution by Kaleta & Zozo afrobeat( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in Multiple languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swinging wild by Wild Bill Davison( )

4 editions published in 1999 in Undetermined and English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The source by Tony Allen( Recording )

5 editions published in 2017 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Try whistling this by Neil Finn( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nigeria 70( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in Multiple languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lagos no shaking by Tony Allen( Recording )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musique du monde - Nigéria
African woman by Sia Tolno( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in Niger-Kordofanian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa rising( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homecooking by Tony Allen( Recording )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mogoya by Oumou Sangare( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in Bambara and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wait is finally over. The greatest living female voice in African music, Oumou Sangare releases a new album "Mogoya" (meaning "people today") on a new record label with an all-new production team and a wonderful new set of songs. The power of Oumou's voice and the potency of her message remain as strong as ever and, while her sound is rooted deep in the continuity of Malian tradition, Mogoya has a strong new sound. Co-produced by Andreas Unge in Stockholm and by the French production collective A.l.b.e.r.t. (who have worked with among others Air, Tony Allen, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Beck, Franz Ferdinand) in Paris, it draws on a rich musical heritage whilst also looking to the future. "We wanted to emphasise the raw power of Oumou's voice and songs. We wanted to find a new modernity" says co-producer Ludovic Bruni, one of the three members of A.l.b.e.r.t. with Vincent Taurelle and Vincent Taeger. On the album, traditional African instruments - the kamele n'goni (harp), karignan (metal scraper) and calabash percussion - are augmented by electric guitar, bass, keyboards and synths with Tony Allen on drums. As Oumou puts it, "This time round I wanted to go fomore of a modern sound, to satisfy young people in Mali but being careful, all the while, to respect my culture and tradition". The songs describe what Oumou knows best - human relationships. She addresses difficult topics with incredible frankness - jealousy, ingratitude and betrayal - never afraid to sing about the day-to-day problems faced by African society, particularly women. Oumou has a high international profile, touring all over the world, collaborating with artists such as Alicia Keys, Tracy Chapman, Bela Fleck and Dee Dee Bridgewater and featuring on the soundtrack of Toni Morrison's Beloved. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation and has three businesses in Mali - a range of SUVs called 'Oum-Sang', a hotel in Bamako and 'Oumou Sangare 769; Rice', grown in her own fields. She has released six albums on the World Circuit label: Moussolou, meaning "women"(1990), Ko Sira (1993), Worotan (1996), Oumou (2003), Seya (2009) and Kounadi (2012). Music is at the absolute centre of Oumou's life: "without it I'm nothing and nothing can take it from me" and Mogoya represents an exciting new chapter in her career - something which she approaches with a mixture of boldness, humility and confidence."It was new for me because my music has never had this kind of arrangement and sound before. I've been totally in the tradition for years now so to get out of that and have a look around elsewhere was a total pleasure," Oumou Sangare
Fela with Ginger Baker live! by Fela( Recording )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in Undetermined and English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afro disco beat by Tony Allen( Recording )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspiration information by Jimi Tenor( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The rough guide to Afrobeat revival
Alternative Names
Alabi, Ladi 1940-

ALLEN TONY

Oladipo Allen, Tony 1940-

Tony Allen batterista nigeriano

Tony Allen nigerianischer Schlagzeuger und Pionier des Afrobeat

Tony Allen songwriter uit Nigeria

Тони Аллен

توني ألين

トニー・アレン

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