biography

Daniel Allen
was born in Cuba in 1979. With 9 years old he begin to study trumpet in the music School in Holguin (eva), after 4 years in the Music Conservatory( Holguin) and then In Havana in the Music University (ISA) …there he got the chance to meet Herbie Hancock, Nicholas Payton ,Danilo Perez, Kenny Baron ( in the international Jazz Festival).
Donald Harrison invite him to study in the school where he was teaching in New Orleans but because Visa complications he decided to go to Europe where he share the stage with many Artist like : Eath Wind and Fire, Lauren Hill ,Zap Mama, Dave Brubeck, los Van Van, Raul Paz, UB 40, Sargento Garcia, Jimi Tenor, Max Herre,  Morgan Heritage, Sly & Robbie, Jean Paul , Marilyn Mason, Buju Banton , Eric Clapton and many others……

Since winter 2002 start playing with PATRICE and the Shashamani Band ,touring around Europe in different Radio shows, MTV videos and the Tops Europeans Festivals like ; Rock am ring , Rock im Park, Sommerjam, Sunsplash,  St. Gallen-Roskilde, Spain- PellePelle , Paris- Elysee-Montmartre , Brussells/Botanique, FR – Solidays, CH Gurten-festival in Bern. Giessen-MTV Campus Invasion , A-Lustenau  Festival OpenAir am Alten Rhein, Italy-Osoppo–Rototom Sunsplash, Portugal-Sudoeste Festival, FR- Antibes Festival,  A-Pielachtal- Nuke Festival, CH-Zurich-Palais Xtra,  Fr-festival Roots Reggae in  Faverges, FR – Toulouse, FR – Montpellier-Le Rockstore Salle des fetes de Ramonville ,FR - Braspart festival Britanny, Hamburg Stadtpark-Summer Beats, Fr. Festival Nancy Jazz Pulsation, Chiemsee-Reggae-Summer, Berlin – Popdeurope, CH – Bern,
Open Air Frauenfeld and many others…..

Since 2006 start playing with Jimi TENOR Band, and also touring all over Europe
2008 record the Album “4th Dimension” with Jimi Tenor.
2009 record the album” Inspiration information 4” With the new Jimi Tenor,
Tony Allen Project since then still on tour all over the World
2010 record the Album 1884 in Berlin
2011 playing with the American Start Aloe Blacc with his own Horns session
“Machete Horns” in both Bands the German and the American  playing several shows and festival in Europe.
Cd production with: Patrice , Brothers Keepers, Ono, Laura Lopez, Jimi tenor , Tony Allen , Fetsum, and many others..

DJ Bongo
from Cali/Colombia represents the fusion between the traditional sounds of Latin American folk music and the diverse currents of electronic music. He spins at clubs in London, Paris and Barcelona and Djs at concerts of bands such as Orishas, Ojos de Brujo, Raul Paz and others. For the past ten years DJ Bongo has been part of the DJ-community called “La Regla”. This DJ-team from Latin America has shaped the Berlin dance scene substantially and their monthly party night is cult.

The style of DJ Bongo is like a journey through time and space. He mixes the Boogaloo of the sixties with the hard Salsa of New York in the seventies, the modern rhythms of Afrobeat and contemporary Latin Hip Hop with the electronic music of the Caribbean and South America. His performance is an invitation: feet should dance, ears should be surprised and the head should wonder. Without falling victim to the clichés of globalisation, DJ Bongo describes his style as “Electrolatin freestyle” or in other words: “ a corner where everything is possible”.