Posts Tagged ‘Tony Allen’

African Rhythms, KFAI 06/11/15

June 11, 2015

Tony Allen plays with the Mortiz von Oswald Trio at Unsound Adelaide

Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen shows no sign of slowing down, appearing this month on Brazilian singer FLAVIA COELHO‘s album and turning up as the new drummer for ambient dub colossus the Moritz von Oswald Trio. Music from those artists and much more from around the globe can be heard on today’s African Rhythms: via KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul. Respect to Ornette Coleman.



African Rhythms, KFAI 09/25/14: Pledge Drive week two

September 25, 2014

Touré-Raichel Collective

We’re tantalizingly close to hitting our goal! Become a member of KFAI today by calling 612.375.9030 or joining online — — on today’s African Rhythms: new music from The Touré-Raichel Collective and Tony Allen. 2 hours with Brad, Jojo, Paul, Deborah and Mo — listen now: — powered by KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul.


African Rhythms, KFAI 08/28/14

August 28, 2014

alice coltrane

A birthday tribute to Alice Coltrane and a preview of Afrisota: Sounds & Culture of Africa in Minnesota (Saturday night at The Cedar Cultural Center) with our guest, Mitch Sigurdson of Black Market Brass are featured on today’s edition of African Rhythms. Listen now: via KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul.


African Rhythms, KFAI 08/14/14

August 14, 2014

tony allen progress

Happy 74th birthday to the great Tony Allen! His epic track Hustler from the Progress album with Africa 70 is featured on today’s African Rhythms along with more info about Afrisota, our upcoming night at The Cedar Cultural Center celebrating African music and culture in Minnesota. Listen now: — powered by KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul.


African Rhythms, KFAI 07/24/14

July 24, 2014

Fela Ransome Kuti + Ginger Baker

New music from Ginger Baker plus fresh and vintage sounds from Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Haiti, Mali, Congo, Jamaica, Tanzania and beyond can be heard on today’s African Rhythms — — powered by KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul.


African Rhythms, KFAI 07/10/14

July 10, 2014

mighty sparrow 1

Some powerful Latin rhythms from Congo, Peru and NYC, new music from Afrobeat great Tony Allen, a birthday salute to Mighty Sparrow and a World Cup update on today’s African Rhythms with Brad, Jojo and General Moses. Listen now: courtesy of KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul.


African Rhythms, KFAI 05/22/14

May 22, 2014

Sia Tolno

More from Sia Tolno‘s collaboration with Tony Allen and Seun Anikulapo Kuti‘s new album, some Cape Verdean sunshine, and a tribute to Sun Ra on today’s show. Listen now — — via KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul.


African Rhythms, KFAI 05/08/14

May 8, 2014

sean kuti

New music from Toumani Diabate and his kora playing son Sidiki, Seun Anikulapo Kuti, Sia Tolno with Tony Allen and so much more on today’s African Rhythms. Listen now — — courtesy of KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul.

Seun Kuti via The Guardian


African Rhythms, KFAI 07/25/13

July 25, 2013

tony allen

The venerable Mulatu Astatke returns with a new album and the equally iconic Tony Allen is on tour and they are featured on today’s African Rhythms along with plenty of other music and chat. Listen now at the KFAI site.

Tony Allen via


African Rhythms, KFAI 05/31/12

May 31, 2012

This week’s African Rhythms is an exploration of Afrobeat: its birth and development over 40 years ago and countless modern incarnations, from the earliest music of Fela Kuti and Tony Allen to today’s artists like Antibalas and Ocote Soul Sounds who draw upon the rhythms of Afrobeat as inspiration for their music. Melanie Marshall from the cast of Fela! joins us during the first half hour. The show is streaming at the KFAI site for two weeks.