Brazilian Singer Daniela Mercury Performs Live at the Greek
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The last date listed for Daniela Mercury was Thursday October 13, 2011 / 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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This was the best event that I have attended in the past several years. I loved the music, I loved the costumes, I loved the dancers. I particularly loved the energy of Daniela Mercury. People that were in my group came to the concert reluctantly. After the concert everyone thanked me for the concert. In fact, one person called me the day after the concert to rave about the greatness of the show. I hope that Ms Mercury will perform in LA again.
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Born in the historic city of Salvador da Bahia, nearly two decades have passed since Daniela Mercury emerged as an Artist of a singular musical genre. Exploding in Brazil with her mammoth seminal album, Canto da Cidade, Mercury has never been satisfied with formulaic success, and she has constantly pushed at and redefined the boundaries of Brazilian popular music. Bold, curious, and endlessly inventive, she stirs and heats the cauldron that is the astounding diversity of Brazilian music.
Canibália is much more than Mercury’s boldest and most radical new approach to Brazilian popular music. It is the creation of a movement intended to follow through from the birth of the Modernist Movement in Brazil and the internationally resonant movements of Tropicalia. By interweaving Brazil’s rich and vibrant cultural past with current and futuristic international trends, Mercury forges a new history and a new chapter in her career.
Mercury says, “Canibália is an embrace, a swallow of Tropicália, the Clube da Esquina and everything that has since been created in the arts in Brazil since the ‘Semana de 22’ [‘Semana de Arte Moderna de 1922’; the Week of Modern Art]. I yearn for the liberty that comes from this anthropophagic movement, from the Cannibalist Manifesto of Oswald de Andrade and its practice by Mario de Andrade, who said that these mixtures reinforce our Brazilian identity.”
In the past year alone, Daniela Mercury and has sold-out in over 20 cities worldwide, and has performed Canibália for over 7 million people. Mercury’s performances embody a beautiful and explosive celebration of the past, present and future of Latin music, and her remarkable artistry, energy and joyous sensuality transform every one of her concerts into an exhilarating night at Carnaval.
“Throughout my life, I have always had this cannibalist and anthropophagic spirit,” says Mercury. With Canibália, her most ambitious spirit comes to the fore!