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Soul Train Weekender Part 1 - Tony Allen Live In Concert on Friday 9th February 2018
Fri Feb 09 2018 - Sees the launch of the inaugural dance floor direct, ultimate global soulfest that is the 2 day, 2 venue, 3 event The South London Soul Train Weekender. 3 simply amazing shows with the likes of The Legendary TONY ALLEN, future Afro Beat Warriors LAKUTA, The stage destroying RIOT JAZZ and DON'T PROBLEM BRASS BANDS + More at Village Underground and The CLF Art Cafe
The South London Soul Train Part 1 at Village Underground 7pm - Late (Band on stage at 9pm)
JAZZHEADCHRONIC welcomes The Godfather of Afro Beat and legendary Fela kuti drummer, the irrepressible beat supremo TONY ALLEN Live in concert. Brace yourself for a live extended set by one of the true originators with full live band. So set your soul to stunned and get ready to witness a true great of modern music.
His life changed totally in 1964 when he made the acquaintance of Fela Kuti, whom he would accompany for the next fifteen years, first with Fela's Koola Lobitos, an emblematic High Life band that was a model for all modern African music groups, and then when Fela led Africa 70, for which he developed a new music language: Afrobeat, which combined Yoruba rhythms and funk instruments with themes of revolution. Alongside Fela Kuti, Tony recorded some twenty albums and put his rhythm-signature to each of them: a unique way of hitting skins or a cymbal. Its main characteristic is a caressing, almost ethereal energy... and it has a formidable efficiency. From then on, Afrobeat would propel a career that saw him play with Damon Albarn, and record with the likes of Sébastien Tellier, Flea or Oumou Sangare, while pursuing his own projects in parallel.
The SLST Weekender Part 1 runs 7pm - Late at Village Underground / Tix £10-20 Adv or £20 OTD
NEXT EVENT / Later That Night.
Fri Feb 09 - The SLST Weekender Pt 2 w/Lakuta Live at The CLF Art Cafe.
Followed by Sat Feb 10 - Part 3 w/Riot Jazz Live + Moh!
See you on the dancefloor fo sho
Early Bird: GBP 10
1st release: GBP 13
2nd release: GBP 15
3rd release: GBP 17.50
Final release: GBP 20
On The Door: GBP 20
Artists: Tony Allen (Live), Jazzheadchronic
Music Genres: Jazz, Soul
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