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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
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“[Birkin] brought out [Gainsbourg’s] melodic gift and melancholy side, in songs about the endless mismatches of love and lust, the ravages of time and the sadness that follows bliss.” —New York Times
With her gamine good looks, beguiling demeanor and sweet voice, this radiant mini-skirted girl from Chelsea took London by storm in the ‘60s and ’70s, both as an actress in films such as the acclaimed “Blow-Up,” and as the protege to her late ex-husband, legendary French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. Together they recorded several albums, including the infamously sexy British chart-topper, "Je T’Aime … Moi Non Plus," banned by the BBC in 1969 for Birkin’s erotically explicit sighs.