Listen for Life: Concert Featuring Legendary Musicians Honors International Peace Day
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The last date listed for Listen for Life Musicfest 2012 was Thursday September 27, 2012 / 7:00pm.
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
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Interesting group of musician. Very talented...every single one of them.
Feature artists include:
Van-Anh Vanessa Vo (dan Bau, dan Tranh, Trung) [Vietnam]
Ashwin Batish (sitar) and Keshav Batish (tabla) [India]
Winnie Wong (guzheng) [China]
Naser Musa (oud) [Palestine]
Rumen Sali Shopov (tambura) [Bulgaria]
Diana Rowan (harp) [Celtic/Eastern Europe]
Ricardo Garcia (voice) [Latino]
Donna Stoering (piano) [Western Classical]
Sonja Bruzauskas (voice) [Eastern Europe]
Jehnean Washington (voice, flute) [Native American]
Bobby Kimball (voice) [original singer of Toto]
Teddy Andreadis (keys, harmonica) [Guns N’ Roses, Carole King, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley]
Butch Taylor (keys) [Dave Matthews Band]
James East (bass) [Eric Clapton, Lionel Richie, Sergio Mendes]
Ant Glynne (guitar) [Asia ,Albert Collins, Rick Wakeman]
Joe Manno (drums) [the band Norway]
Andy Andrus (guitar) [Billy Preston, John Lee Hooker, Greg Douglass]
Ukulele Ray (ukulele)
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