Legendary drummer and Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen dies in Paris

Legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, who created afrobeat along with his old bandmate Fela Kuti, died suddenly at the age of 79 in Paris on Thursday, his manager told AFP.

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