Nepa – Tony Allen / Expensive Shit – Fela Kuti

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Nepa (Never Expect Power Always) – Tony Allen with Afrobeat 2000 (1984)

Recently came across Tony Allen‘s “Nepa (Never Expect Power Always)” record. The title track is amazing and a definite gem. If you’re unfamiliar with Tony’s name, you might recognize his drumming from Fela Kuti’s Africa ’70 band. Brian Eno states that Tony Allen is “perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived.”

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Expensive Shit – Fela Kuti & Africa ’70 (1975)

Mentioning Fela, I thought I’d post something he recorded with Africa ’70 and Allen’s drumming. The 12th studio album by Fela Kuti Expensive Shit is an amazing record, and well worth a thorough listen.

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