Peruvian Singer Tania Libertad at UCLA's Royce Hall, with Special Guest Lura
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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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Selling more than two million albums worldwide and acting as an honorary UNESCO Peace Ambassador, Peru’s Tania Libertad is among the most significant Latin American artists today. Deeply grounded in the fertile Afro-Peruvian music of her homeland, she is truly a singer without borders, exploring and redefining musical styles on her own terms, from spirited dance songs to wistful tearjerkers. Libertad returns to UCLA Live in another thrilling evening of Afro-Peruvian roots music. She will be joined by the Portuguese singer Lura, who brings an exciting new street-wise sensibility and urban sensuality to the Cape Verdean music first made famous by Cesaria Evora.