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Music, Sat 7 Apr 2018

Tony Allen: The Source

Tony Allen: The Source


One of the founding fathers of Afrobeat, Tony Allen’s style has influenced generations of musicians over the past 50 years.

An original member of Fela Kuti’s Africa 70 and the inventor of the distinctive Afrobeat drum rhythm, he went on to collaborate with artists from King Sunny Adé to Damon Albarn. Allen has continued to be a true innovator with his own music, drawing on electronics, dub, R&B and rap in a synthesis he refers to as ‘Afrofunk’.

With his most recent album, _The Source_, he brings together a rich, complex sound that ‘straddles jazz and Afrobeat in an elegant push-and-pull’ (_Pitchfork_).

> 'As beats land in unexpected places, their loose-skinned thump resonates with a polyrhythmic thrust rooted in Africa, but tempered by American jazz.'
> _The Financial Times_

Coach parties acceptedOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 7 Apr 2018 19:45 to 00:00


Entrance via Leeds Grand Theatre,
46 New Briggate,



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Map reference: SE 303338  Lat: 53.79985 Long: -1.54122

By Road:
Follow the Leeds loop and come off at junction 8.

By Public Transport:
From the railway station, walk up Park Row from City Square to The Headrow. Turn right along The Headrow. Pass The Light complex, and Dortmund Square. Turn left along New Briggate for 50yds. Leeds Grand Theatre is on the right.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups