Grammy-Nominated Cuban Salsa Star Issac Delgado at Cal State LA
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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 Johan Nairne BecklesRed Velvet
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Isaac Delgado is a star performer. I called friends in New York and told them to attend a concert when he's there. I hope, over time, he learns how to speak English in order to convey his enthusiasm in both Spanish & English to his audience.
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“With beautiful melodies, smart phrasing and superior musicianship, he has shown the world that salsa music is alive and well, if only its proponents would take it somewhere as he has.” —Miami Sun Sentinel
One of Cuba’s most famous and beloved modern salsa musicians, Grammy nominated vocalist Issac Degado and his group, Issac Delgado y Su Grupo, combine elements of Afro-Caribbean rhythms with pop and jazz to form a unique style that brings audiences to their feet.
Most recently his music has evolved to included experiments with electronic and avant-garde elements. In 1991, Delgado established Issac Delgado y Su Grupo. His popularity and success as a recording artist continued to grow thought the years which lead to the release of his greatest hits album Los Grandes Exitos de Isaac Delgado in 2000.