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Tony Allen at Circo Voador on May 6th

By Nathan M. Walters, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tony Allen, the architect of afrobeat, will be returning to Rio this Sunday, May 6th, with his band for what promises to be a stellar performance. In a recent interview with The Rio Times, Allen discussed his role in the development of afrobeat, his recent work with a new generation of fans, and plans for the upcoming show at Lapa’s famous Circo Voador venue.

The man has been referred to as, “perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived,” by producer Brian Eno, and is credited by Fela Kuti . . .

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