Birth of Afrobeat

African music pioneer Fela Kuti once said, ‘Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat”. In this hybrid live-action/animated short, filmmaker Opiyo Okeyo documents drum legend Tony Allen as he recounts his contribution to the birth of Africa’s most exported music genre–Afrobeat.

Running Time:

00:07:00

Category:

Year Completed:

2018-05-16

Country of Production:

GA

Producer(s):

David Glines, Eric Trosset

Writer:

Opiyo Okeyo

Cast Members:

Tony Allen

Director(s):

Opiyo Okeyo

Screening Date:

08/23/2019

Screening Time:

3:00pm

Location:

Learning Center - Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Screening Address:

265 Peachtree Street, NE

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