Shaneygrog· Distinguished SOTW Member.
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One of the giants of the modern African sound, the beat in Afrobeat has passed today. He was 80 and died in Paris where he had lived for many years. Tony was born in Nigeria, where, with Fela Kuti and the band Africa 70 the Afrobeat sound was created. I was lucky enough to see Tony play live twice in recent years, a truly memorable and energetic time. Afrobeat has become popular around the world in recent years with great bands forming in all corners of the globe and following on with Fela's and Tony's sound.