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Introduction To Afrobeat Drumming – African Kings

“I am not a bushman!” says a bloke at the beginning of the track African Kings by Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra. What does he mean? I don’t know. I don’t know a lot about Afrobeat either but since I started listening to Antibalas a while back I have been getting into this style of music and, of course, the attendant drumming style. Getting to grips with Afrobeat means listening to Fela Kuti and the legendary Tony Allen who is considered the… Read More »Introduction To Afrobeat Drumming – African Kings