NYC: Red Bull Music Academy Festival 2014 – Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor
BAM | Howard Gilman Opera House
30 Lafayette Avenue
Who is William Onyeabor? That’s the question that’s been on everyone’s lips since Luaka Bop released a compilation of the mysterious Nigerian’s synthesizer epics late last year. In this special collaboration with the label and BAM, Red Bull Music Academy presents a concert in which high-profile fans will form a band that plays the music of Onyeabor, highlighting its truly ahead-of-its-time qualities. Band members include David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (ex-LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Luke Jenner (ex-The Rapture), The Lijadu Sisters (performing live for the first time in 30 years), Joshua Redman, Money Mark, Sinkane, and more.