Tony Allen is one of the greatest drummers on the planet - the man who created Afrobeat with Fela Kuti.
24 years after leaving Fela's band he remains a restless and potent trail blazer for new African musical adventures.
World music diva Grace Barbe is the global ambassador for Indian Ocean music, fusing Afro-rock and reggae with the tropical island rhythms of Seychelles and Mauritius.
Tony expressed an interest in remixing a track after Grace supported him at a Perth festival show a few years back. He has completely rerecorded the song Afro-Sega with his band, retaining only Grace's vocals from the original recording. With a typically masterful live drumming take, Tony's re-imagining gives Grace's song an authentic Afrobeat flavour that will ignite dancefloors across the globe!
Don't forget to check out the animated video clip featuring Grace, Tony and band members performing together in classic toon style!
released March 31, 2017
Produced by Tony Allen
Written by Grace Barbe and James Searle
With roots in the tiny Indian Ocean nation of Seychelles, home to a unique culture that fuses Africa, Europe and Asia, Grace
BarbÈ (pronounced Bar-bay) is a singer, songwriter and musician whose music, like her mixed heritage, reflects and celebrates the diverse influences of her Creole culture....more