Al Green: Soul Legend at the Greek Theatre, with the Pointer Sisters
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An all-star lineup takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. 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. The show features David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years, Money Mark, Joshua Redman and Sinkane. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
The Reverend Al Green’s extraordinary voice became known to the world through a string of legendary hits in the early 1970s, classics including “Tired of Being Alone,” “Let’s Stay Together,” “I Can’t Get Next to You,” “I’m Still in Love With You,” “Call Me” and “Love and Happiness.”
Green bridged the gap between smooth Philadelphia soul and gospel. In the mid-‘70s, he joined the ministry and by the ‘80s, was solely a gospel performer. Green returned to soul in the early ‘90s and has since joined Blue Note Records. His latest album, Lay It Down_, garnered two Grammy awards and had Green collaborating with younger stars, including the Roots’ ?uestlove, who produced the record. Spin _said of the release, Lay It Down (with tasty guest spots from John Legend, Anthony Hamilton, and Corinne Bailey Rae) makes it clear that Green’s devotion to the primacy of his music’s groove has only deepened with age.”