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The Summer Photography Gift Guide

Summer is here! For many, this is a time to go road tripping, sunbaking, hiking, holidaying, watching fireworks, and eating ice cream. For some, it’s a time to watch others do the above – from behind a camera. We call those people photographers.

If you have a photographer in your midst, now’s a perfect time to set them up for a summer of snapping with a small (or not so small) photography gift. In this summer photography gift guide, we’ve put together a selection of gear that will help any photographer be more creative and productive.

A great tripod kit

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The Beat Behind Afrobeat: A Guide to the Music of Tony Allen

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The Beat Behind Afrobeat: A Guide to the Music of Tony Allen

By

Marshall Gu

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Illustration by

Nick Dahlen

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May 27, 2021

Everyone knows Fela Kuti as the father of Afrobeat, but it was Tony Allen, Kuti’s drummer in Africa ‘70, who was the literal beat behind it. Even after defecting from Kuti and launching his own successful solo career, Allen was regularly tapped as a session musician by artists around the world. With credits on dozens of albums in genres as far reaching as Wassoulou, Música popular brasileira, mbalax, and even techno, Tony Allen

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