Nortec Collective: Mexican Electronic Music Stars at Cal State LA
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The last date listed for Nortec Collective was Saturday May 7, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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An all-star lineup takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. 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. The show features David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years, Money Mark, Joshua Redman and Sinkane. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Learn More
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Comprised of a talented team of producers who fuse traditional Mexican music with contemporary electronica, the Nortec Collective is one of the hottest musical groups to come out of Mexico in recent years. Based primarily in Tijuana, Mexico, the Nortec Collective’s headlining artists Bostich & Fussible build musical bridges where others build walls. An energetic blend of Norteño and techno, words from which they draw their name, the Nortec Collective’s musical mastery is magical.