Having watched the whole Tony Allen Masterclass wot I posted about here yesterday, there are two beats drummers need to know and you’re OK with Afrobeat. The first one I wrote about in this post – joethedrummer.com/this-is-the-first-afrobeat-drum-groove-according-to-tony-allen/
So I’ll call this the second groove of Afrobeat. Play until you make them smooth with a crispy hi hat just like Tony does it.
On the masterclass video you can watch it demonstrated here – https://youtu.be/zNru-AhcBwo?t=11m10s