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Tony Allen Meets Amp Fiddler: Tony Allen, Amp Fiddler
Following a sold out premiere at Peckham’s Ghost Notes in May (with a guest appearance from none other than Damon Albarn), afrobeat originator Tony Allen and Detroit funk and soul legend Amp Fiddler reconvene to the Jazz Cafe for their unique collaboration.
With a friendship dating back 20 years, they boast a combined list of collaborators including Fela Kuti, Jeff Mills, Prince, George Clinton, Oumou Sangare, Theo Parrish, J Dilla and Moodymann.
Fresh off the back of Amp’s critically acclaimed Amp Dog Knights on Moodymann’s Mahogani Music and Tony’s The Source on Blue Note, we can’t wait to welcome them back to our stage.
Tony Allen needs little introduction. One of the founding fathers of afro-beat, his drumming style has influenced generations of musicians over the past 50 years.
An original member of Fela Kuti’s Africa 70 and the inventor of the distinctive afrobeat drum rhythm, Tony went on to collaborate with artists from King Sunny Ade to Damon Albarn, continuing to be a true innovator with his own music, drawing on electronics, dub, rnb + rap in a synthesis he refers to as ‘afrofunk’, clearing his own path and demonstrating the versatility and diversity of his composing and playing.
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If you love the new wave of US Soul you will have come across native Detroiter Joseph 'Amp' Fiddler's unmistakable Moog manhandling. His list of collaborators amounts to a Who's Who of the East Coast scene. He is the keyboardist of choice for George Clinton's P-Funk Allstars, Dwele Maxwell, Prince, Kenny Dixon and many more. His 2003 debut album 'Waltz of the Ghetto Fly' has already become a modern classic, brimming with an awesome mix of funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop, which translates naturally into a stunning live show.
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