Hugh Masekela and Tony Allen: photo by Brett Rubin and Bernard Benant
On April 30, Blue Note Records will drop There Is No End, a final, posthumous album by the late Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen.
The album will drop on the one-year anniversary of Allen’s death, and to celebrate its announcement, the label has shared the single “Cosmosis,” featuring Skepta and Ben Okri.
“This man could have lived another 150 years and kept creating new worlds,” Okri explained via official statement. “He had become the master shaman of his art. He knew himself and his mind. He wanted the album to be open to the energies of a new generation… but like a great mathematician or scientist who found a code for a new world, with just a few beats, he created this extraordinary canvas.”
Read Relix‘s final conversation with Allen here.
Check out the video for “Cosmosis” below: