Les Nubians: Unique French-African Band at the Luckman
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The last date listed for Les Nubians was Saturday December 12, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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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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With a massive world-wide following, Grammy-nominated international recording artists Les Nubians have intrigued audiences for nearly a decade with their inventive and glamorous Afropean style. This distinctive sound embodies the timeless vibrations of greats such as Miriam Makeba, Ella Fitzgerald, Doudou N’diaye Rose, and Edith Piaf, while transcending to a plane that is uniquely their own. Recognized for their colorful auras, Les Nubians’ vogue is a fusion of their French and African heritage.