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(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
info@lprnyc.com | 212 505 FISH

Ticket Hotline: 866 55 TICKETS

Tony Allen

Tony Allen

Born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1940, of mixed Nigerian and Ghanaian parentage, Tony Allen taught himself to play by listening to records made by the American jazz drummers Art Blakey and Max Roach. He began working as a professional musician in 1960, gigging around Lagos and variously playing highlife and jazz. Today living in Paris, Allen has long been acknowledged as Africa’s finest kit drummer and one of it’s most influential musicians, the man who with Fela Anikulapo Kuti created Afrobeat – the hard driving, James Brown funk-infused, and politically engaged style which became such a dominant force in African music and whose influence continues to spread today.

Special guest Amp Fiddler
Joseph “Amp” Fiddler, originally a keyboardist from Detroit, is a funk and soul musician who has worked with Enchantment, the Dramatics, George Clinton, Moodyman, Jamiroquai, The Brand New Heavies, Fishbone and Maxwell.

Props DJs Rich Medina & Akalepse
Choice defines the man. Rich Medina has made a life based on one choice that has transformed the listening experience of millions. DJ Rich Medina lives, breathes, and revels in sharing the type of music that make a listener remember his soul. It is this awareness of soul that brings listeners back time and again to hear Rich spin: heads nod, bodies sway, emotions expand and coalesce. DJ Rich Medina uses the decks to guide his people away from the ordinary and into the realm of their imaginations. His intelligent blends bridge unexpected song selections that build a collective consciousness of intoxication. Without even realizing it, DJ Rich Medina lures you in and makes you forget who you were before the music began – Medina spins you into the now, into the moment, into the vital essence of who you are. Medina credits his family’s Baptist faith as the groundwork and source of his musical inclination and intuition. Music was always a form of celebration and rejoicing. The first time Medina heard Diana Ross’s 1976 hit Love Hangover, in the family living room, he knew he wanted to be a DJ.

More upcoming Afrobeat shows at LPR:

Wednesday 02.23.11

Chicago Afrobeat Project

Zongo Junction

10:00pm doors | 10:30pm show



This is a general admission, standing event.

Tickets available here: http://www.lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/2022

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Tuesday 03.01.11

Superhuman Happiness

Chico Mann

10:00pm doors | 11:30pm show



This is a general admission, standing event.

Tickets available here: http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/2055

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Wednesday 03.16.11

Props w/

Rich Medina


plus special guest DJ Lord Finesse


FREE before 11pm, $5 before midnight, $10 after

Strictly 21+

This is general admission, gallery event.

Information available here: http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/2089

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