African music pioneer, Fela Kuti once said, ‘Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat”. This hybrid live-action/animated short documents drum legend Tony Allen as he recounts his contribution to the birth of Africa’s most exported music genre.
Screening with: Don’t Get Trouble in Your Mind
Opiyo Okeyo is a filmmaker from Pasadena, California. Opiyo began his career as an editor with Discovery Channel. His work has appeared on VH1, History Channel, National Geographic, MTV, and Netflix. “Birth of Afrobeat” is his directorial debut.