TONY ALLEN AND IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE

Tony Allen and Ibibio Sound Machine

Celtic Connections present

Tony Allen and Ibibio Sound Machine

Sat 31 Jan 2015 | 7pm-10pm | £16 + £1.60 BF & £1.50 TF (Web Only) | 14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an 18+ adult)

In the words of Fela Kuti himself, “Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat.” The drummer and de facto musical director in Kuti’s band, Africa 70, from 1968 to 1979, Allen certainly hasn’t rested on his laurels since then: recent projects include collaborations with Damon Albarn, the Verve’s Simon Tong and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Flea, while his own newly-released Film of Life splices his evergreen signature style with soul, dub and jazz.

The eight-piece Ibibio Sound Machine cook up a dynamic, sometimes psychedelic synthesis of West African highlife, disco, gospel and edgy electronic soundscapes, with lyrics inspired by traditional Nigerian folklore.

PLEASE NOTE: The event featuring Mànran has been moved to the 02 ABC. All original tickets remain valid. Please visit the Celtic Connections website for more information.

£16 + £1.60 BF & £1.50 TF (Web Only)

14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an 18+ adult)