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Book: Talkin’ ‘bout Fela

Chapter: Its Highlife Time: The Highlife – Jazz Years (Lagos and Accra 1964-1968)

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.25011


Fela returns to Lagos determined to turn West Africa on to Highlife Jazz with his band Koola Lobitos. It doesn’t quite work. The voice of Tony Allen, who created the rhythmic foundation of Afrobeat whom many believe to be one of the worlds finest ever kit drummers, joins the story.

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