Tony Allen Meets Bukky Leo & Black Egypt LIVE At Passing Clouds!

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Passing Clouds is ecstatic to present the phenomenal Tony Allen with Bukky Leo & his band on Thursday 30th of June! This special concert will be followed by an Afrobeat jam session, featuring some of the most respected musicians from the world music scene.

♫♫ Tony Allen meets Bukky Leo & Band ♫♫

Bukky Leo was spotted practicing his first saxophone in Lagos, Nigeria, by the great original afrobeat drummer Tony Allen. He was immediately ushered into Tony’s newly formed band “Mighty Irokos”. Bukky went on to play with the great Fela Kuti, where the seeds of Afrobeat were being sewn.

After some time in the band and under the influence of Tony Allen, Bukky decided to follow his own journey with his distinctive style of Jazz and Afrobeat. This lead to the formation of “Black Egypt” who have since emerged as one of the most important Afrobeat groups outside of Nigeria.

Tony Allen played drums for Fela Kuti's Africa 70 and Egypt 80 organizations, pioneering the unique beat and vibe of Afrobeat music which combines polyrhythmic influences of Africa with the breakbeats and extended jams of the American funk and R&B which reached Nigeria in the late 60s and early 70s. .

Tony Allen released incredible solo afrobeat and psychedelic funk albums as a solo artist and is notable on this site for his current contributions to the supergroup Psycho on Da Bus.

STICK AROUND FOR A JAM SESSION WITH SPECIAL GUESTS!

♫♫ Passing Clouds All Star Jam ♫♫
Featuring
Mosi Conde
Kadialy Kouyate
Mulele Matondo
Simo Lagnawi (Gnawa Blues All Stars)
Tony Dudu (Tony Dudu and The Gumbe Jazz)
Jack Yglesias (Family Atlantica)

Doors 7pm-1am. Show starts 8:30pm. Jam session from 10:30pm!

Entry is £12 on the door

One love xxx

1 Richmond Road, E8 4AA
www.passingclouds.org

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