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“Atomic Bomb! Who is William Onyeabor?” at Meltdown

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Last week we did what was perhaps our biggest, and most diverse, version of the live concert in tribute to William Onyeabor, called “Atomic Bomb! Who is William Onyeabor?”. In addition to the 20+ incredible musicians (David Byrne! Amadou & Mariam! Alexis Taylor & Sarah Jones of Hot Chip! Moses Sumney! Sinkane! Money Mark! Mahotella Queens!) that took part in this, we had Southbank’s 160 person Voicelab Choir came out as a surprise during the encore. The show was lots of fun and it seems like “the press” thought so too…Both The Independent and The Telegraph gave gave it five stars, calling it “a magical performance” and “the biggest explosions of positivity since the Millennium fireworks.” We worked super hard on this so it feels really fun that people had a good time together 🙂

We hope to share some videos from the night soon, but in the meantime you can check out some of these lovely photos that we posted on William Onyeabor’s facebook page. The photos were taken by Victor Frankowski.

 

A few shots from Thursday’s performance at the Southbank Centre in London

Posted by William Onyeabor on Monday, August 24, 2015

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