Bowfire: Canada's Dynamic Violin Spectacle at the Wiltern
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The last date listed for Bowfire was Tuesday May 20, 2008 / 7:30pm.
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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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Featured review from Eric W
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This was one of the best shows I've seen in a long time. It's sort of Riverdance for Violinist. What was great though is they mixed in all genres, from classical to rock to bluegras to celtic and everything in between. And besides the AMAZING violin playing, there was also awesome dancing/clogging and singing at times. They got a well-deserved standing ovation at the end. Also my seats through Goldstar were great - they've never let me down!
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Bowfire, the critically acclaimed “total violin experience,” comprises 10 of Canada’s best violinists and fiddlers, including Lara St. John, backed by a quintet of guitar, cello, bass, piano, and drums. The artists showcase styles as diverse as classical, rock, bluegrass, jazz, gypsy, Texas-style, country, Celtic and electric, in a seamless musical journey that is unparalleled. Come experience the energy, style, and virtuosity of Bowfire!