Grace Barbe will release a Tony Allen remix of the track Afro-Sega from her Welele! album, accompanied by an animated video clip Saturday November 19 at Mojos Bar, North Fremantle. The track will be available as a limited edition 7" vinyl pressing and digital download via bandcamp and Itunes.
Tony Allen is one of the greatest drummers on the planet - the man who created Afrobeat with Fela Kuti. Twenty four years after leaving Fela's band, he remains a restless and potent trail blazer for new African musical adventures.
World music diva and multi award winner Grace Barbe, is the global ambassador for Indian Ocean music, fusing Afro-rock and reggae with the tropical island rhythms of Seychelles and Mauritius.
Tony expressed an interest in remixing a track after Grace supported him at the Perth International Festival a few years back. He has completely rerecorded the song with his band in Paris, retaining only Grace's vocals from the original recording. With a typically masterful live drumming take, Tony's re-imagining gives Grace's song an authentic Afrobeat flavour that will ignite dancefloors!
The remix will be accompanied by a hand drawn video clip by animators Toon Me On and portrays Grace, Tony and band members performing together in classic toon style!
The launch show will feature legendary local DJ Charlie Bucket plus special guests.