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Legendary drummer Tony Allen has passed away

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The legendary Nigerian Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen has passed away at the age of 79 in Paris. His death was sudden but his manager says it was not linked to the current coronavirus pandemic. Allen is credited with being a pioneer in the Afrobeat genre along with his old bandmate Fela Kuti.

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