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Tony Allen

Author : Tony Allen
ISBN : 9780822377092
Genre : Music
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Tony Allen is the autobiography of legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, the rhythmic engine of Fela Kuti's Afrobeat. Conversational, inviting, and packed with telling anecdotes, Allen's memoir is based on hundreds of hours of interviews with the musician and scholar Michael E. Veal. It spans Allen's early years and career playing highlife music in Lagos; his fifteen years with Fela, from 1964 until 1979; his struggles to form his own bands in Nigeria; and his emigration to France. Allen embraced the drum set, rather than African handheld drums, early in his career, when drum kits were relatively rare in Africa. His story conveys a love of his craft along with the specifics of his practice. It also provides invaluable firsthand accounts of the explosive creativity in postcolonial African music, and the personal and artistic dynamics in Fela's Koola Lobitos and Africa 70, two of the greatest bands to ever play African music.

Uncharted

Author : Bill Bruford
ISBN : 9780472053780
Genre : Music
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Renowned rock drummer Bill Bruford analyzes the creative processes of drumming, using his own-- and other famous musicians'-- expertise and insights

Afrobeat Drumming

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This book is basically about decoding and notating the grooves of master drummer TonyAllen. In this book you will find many various notations of records that Allen played using theafrobeat style which was invented by him.Michael Veal, writer of the autobiography of Tony Allen, depicts in his wonderful book: "TonyAllen, the rhythmic engine of Fela Kuti's Afrobeat. Allen embraced the drum set, rather thanAfrican handheld drums, early in his career, when drum kits were rare in Africa." Also legendaryFela Kuti is known for saying " Without of Tony Allen there would be no Afrobeat!" Well,anyone interested in afrobeat drumming you may have realized that it is a shame that it is next toimpossible to find any afrobeat book among the hundreds of great method books.I have been working on analyzing and deciphering afrobeat for more than five years. Aftermuch analyses and study, finally this method book born. I am convinced You will see thatplaying your drums with such kind of mental approach is going to improve your musicianship byplaying with more expression and coordination. Play more like making chords as a guitar orpiano... Not in harmonies but with drums; In the same way that making chords on a guitar orpiano (uses more than one note at a time) you will learn to play your drum kit with perfectfour-limb coordination!

Fela

Author : John Collins
ISBN : 9780819575401
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Fela: Kalakuta Notes is an evocative account of Fela Kuti—the Afrobeat superstar who took African music into the arena of direct action. With his antiestablishment songs, he dedicated himself to Pan-Africanism and the down-trodden Nigerian masses, or “sufferheads.” In the 1970s, the British/Ghanaian musician and author John Collins met and worked with Fela in Ghana and Nigeria. Kalakuta Notes includes a diary that Collins kept in 1977 when he acted in Fela’s autobiographical film, Black President. The book offers revealing interviews with Fela by the author, as well as with band members, friends, and colleagues. For this second edition, Collins has expanded the original introduction by providing needed context for popular music in Africa in the 1960s and the influences on the artist’s music and politics. In a new concluding chapter, Collins reflects on the legacy of Fela: the spread of Afrobeat, Fela’s musical children, Fela’s Shrine and Kalakuta House, and the annual Felabration. As the dust settles over Fela’s fiery, creative, and controversial career, his Afrobeat groove and political message live on in Kalakuta Notes. Features a new foreword by Banning Eyre, an up-to-date discography by Ronnie Graham, a timeline, historical photographs, and snapshots by the author.

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From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.

The Fader

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Genre : Hip-hop
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Journal Of West African History 2

Author : Nwando Achebe
ISBN : 1684300290
Genre : History
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IN THIS ISSUE Editor's Note Nwando Achebe, "Nkolika--Recalling is Supreme" Articles Steven Pierce, "The Invention of Corruption: Political Malpractice and Selective Prosecution in Colonial Northern Nigeria" Robert M. Baum, "Prophetic Critiques of Colonial Agricultural Schemes: The Case of Alinesitoué Diatta in Vichy Senegal" Mohammed Bashir Salau, Harmony O'Rourke, "The Life and Experiences of Sa`id Ibn Hayatu, a Mahdist Leader: New Findings from the Buea Archive" Nozomi Sawada, "Selecting Those 'Worthy' of Remembering: Memorialization in Early Lagos Newspapers" Victoria Ellen Smith, "Secrets of West African Slave Ancestry: Fante Strategies of Silence and the Didactic Narrative in Ghanaian Literature" Book Reviews Elem Kalabari of the Niger Delta: The Transition from Slave to Produce Trading under British Imperialism, reviewed by Joe Davey The Scattered Family: Parenting, African Migrants, and Global Inequality, Reviewed by Tiffany A. Flowers Tony Allen: An Autobiography of the Master Drummer of Afrobeat, reviewed by Dawne Y. Curry African European Trade in the Atlantic World: The Western Slave Coast circa 1550 to 1885, reviewed by Robert Hanserd

Africa O Ye

Author : Graeme Ewens
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021985499
Genre : Music
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From the African continent to Europe, America and Great Britain, Africa O-Ye! surveys these contemporary and vibrant styles in the context of traditional culture, and traces the two-way traffic between Africa and western music from the early days of highlife in the 1920s through to today's dance fusions.

Spin

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Genre : Popular culture
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Modern Drummer

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ISBN : UOM:39015054374049
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