Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor
with David Byrne, Alexis Taylor, Pat Mahoney, Kele Okereke, The Lijadu Sisters, Joshua Redman, Money Mark, Sinkane, and More!
Doors at 7:00pm
Little is known about William Onyeabor, and that's the way he likes it.
Sure, you might hear something about him if you go to Enugu, a rural and isolated town in Eastern Nigeria, where he lives in a hidden palace in the woods. As a crowned High Chief of his Igbo village, he is arbiter of his community. He also rejoices in expanding Nigeria's energetic Christian… Show more
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