Burt Bacharach Performs at the Mancini Musicale
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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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Burt Bacharach will be presented with the Hank Award for distinguished service to American music.
All proceeds benefit the Henry Mancini Institute’s scholarship fund. The HMI is an educational program that mentors the professional advancement of instrumentalists and composers.
As a pop culture icon, Burt Bacharach’s timeless classics have earned him numerous Academy and GRAMMY Awards. With an audience that spans several generations, he is viewed as the unique combination of one of the greatest composers of all time and “the ultra-cool cult hero” of the contemporary music set. As a record producer, he ranks among a handful of visionaries who pioneered new forms of music from the early 60s into the 21st Century. With a landmark 47-year run on the charts, Burt Bacharach’s music continues to set industry records and creative standards.
The HMI is proud to present this finale concert of the 2004 HMI Orchestra. The evening will feature performances by Burt Bacharach, saxophonist Tom Scott and trumpeter Cecil Welch with the HMI Orchestra.