I went to see Tony Allen and Afrobeat 2000 play at Colchester Arts Centre on
Sunday, as part of his very short UK tour. What a fantastic night! I don't
know whether he did any tours for his 'Psyco on da Bus' stuff but on sunday
it was all live: him on drums along with a bass player and two
keyboard/synthesizer players. I would recommend anybody to catch him on tour
but that was the last date. Oh well, I'm sure he will be around again soon.
Has anybody else seen him live? What did they think of him? What's his new
I don't really know much Afrobeat stuff, though I know it's been discussed
on this list a lot. Therefore I don't know whether Tony Allen was playing
all old Afika 70 stuff or his new material. However, he did play one track
which I recognised and it must be an old track because a recorded version of
this track was also played during the interlude in the performance.
I can't quote any lyrics from it, all I can say about this track is that it
was sampled for the track 'Heat' by Common on his album 'Like Water for
Chocolate'. Here's a clip of the track:
http://www.homebass.ca/release/r1685.cfm (track 2).
I'd be really grateful if someone could listen to the clip and ID the track
for me, I really want to try and get hold of it. I know you're all experts
at this. ;-)
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