The 3rd Annual L.A. Salsa Music Festival at The Greek Theatre
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The last date listed for The 3rd Annual L.A. Salsa Music Festival was Saturday August 22, 2009 / 7:00pm.
Currently at Greek Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $30.00 - $55.00
- Our Price:
- $15.00 - $45.00
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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Scheduled to Perform:
Direct from Puerto Rico:
El Gran Combo
Since their founding in 1962, El Gran Combo have gone on to become Puerto Rico’s most successful musical group and one of the most famous salsa music outfits in all of Latin America, serving as the launching pad for many of the genre’s best-known singers.
Direct from Miami:
Willy Chirino & His Orchestra
The Grammy-winning, Cuban-born Chirino has released over 20 albums in his 35-year career.
Direct from NYC:
Latin Legends Of Fania Records
The well-known New York salsa-music label of the 1960s and ’70s is saluted in a performance featuring Yomo Toro, Ismael Miranda, Junior Gonzalez, Alfredo De La Fe and Musical Director Isidro Infante.