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Birth of Afrobeat

Opiyo Okeyo
Running Time:7:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
10:30 AM EST
Sunday, November 11
Cameron Art Museum

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 withDon’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.