tony allen

Remembering Tony Allen, the pioneering Afrobeat drummer who inspired generations

With Fela Kuti, Tony Allen pioneered Afrobeat. His work as a solo artist and bandleader was just as foundational. We pay tribute to the late drummer who turned rhythm into joy

Selections: Femi Kuti

The iconic saxophonist and bandleader selects a playlist covering jazz, RnB and Afrobeat

News / 16.04.18

Beyoncé pays tribute to Fela Kuti during epic Coachella performance

The band played their rendition of the Nigerian artist’s 1976 track Zombie

Erykah Badu
News / 21.12.17

Watch Erykah Badu’s soulful cover of Fela Kuti’s Sorrow, Tears and Blood

The Godmother of Soul delivered her rendition of the Afrobeat pioneer’s track on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show

News / 16.10.17

Erykah Badu curates new Fela Kuti box set of vinyl reissues

The collection features her favourite Kuti piece of all time

Events / 09.07.15

Seun Kuti announced for Wilderness Festival

Wilderness Festival takes place 6 – 9 August in Cornbury, Oxfordshire. With less than a…