BLOG: Tony Allen – The Story of ‘Rejoice’ – A SHORT FILM CAPTURED AT TONY ALLEN’S LAST SHOWS IN MARCH 2020 | Afro Beat African Funk Documentary

PRAISE FOR REJOICE:Rejoice is a remarkably coherent blend of swing and Afrobeat, featuring some
of Allen’s finest work to date and Masekela’s inimitable horn melodies shining
on numbers such as ‘Agbada Bougou.’”—The Guardian“A love letter that could only be written by two masters at the peak of their powers, a fitting send-off to a friend…it’s also a record defined by wisdom and experience. As it celebrates the end of one journey, it looks hopefully upon the start of many new ones.” 8.0/10—Pitchfork “A welcome blessing for listeners and an exquisite example of Allen and Masekela’s magnificent talents.”—Associated Press “Eight gem-like tracks that breath and groove gloriously…Thank God the tried-and-true World Circuit team was there to record it—truly one for the ages!”—Afropop Worldwide“One of the African releases of the year.” 4/5—Evening Standard“Worth the wait.” (Album of the Week)—The Sunday Times“Genuinely spectacular…stands alongside both artists’ greatest work.” 4/5—MOJO“Warm, uplifting and fizzing with both passion and virtuosity, Rejoice is not only a
fitting last will and testament from Masekela, but a glorious affirmation
of music at its most potent and universal.” 9/10—Uncut“Loose-limbed, laidback and effortlessly cool, the album
is infused with unhurried, organic joy of playing.”—The Line of Best Fit


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