Comedian Eddie Griffin and Funk Bands Cameo, The Dramatics, More at Benefit Concert
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The last date listed for Music 4 The Soul was Friday October 25, 2013 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm).
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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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The show was great, and it was nice to support an event that will be providing scholarships to low-income students to attend private schools of their choice. The show ran a bit long, and I was surprised that Cameo's set was cut short, before they got to perform "Word Up". WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT????? All the bands were great though, and I enjoyed the show immensely other than that little criticism.
This show is recommended for ages 18 and older.
The event’s organizer, Andern Educational Research, Inc., encourages everyone to participate in its first annual benefit concert. 100% of the proceeds will benefit AER’s GEMs initiative, which gives low-income students of color who have demonstrated high academic achievements opportunities to attend private high schools and receive scholarship funding up to $20,000 to go towards tuition. Andern Educational Research, Inc., is a new nonprofit that was founded in 2012 by a group of dedicated parents and educators with the mission to develop, promote, support, and provide educational opportunities to students of color and families who live in low-income and undeserved areas of the community.