The Legend of William Onyeabor

Fri Sep 17 2021

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Jazz Cafe

5 Parkway Camden Town London NW1 7PG

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Ages 18+

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Bridging funk, disco and afrobeat, Nigerian synthesizer whiz William Onyeabor's style was wholly unique and revolutionary for the time and place in which he grew up. 
 
Bukky Leo's Black Egypt collective have put together a full show that unequivocally celebrates the life and times of one of music's true icons.
 
Mysterious and reclusive to the end, by the time people in the West had started taking notice of his music in the 80s he'd converted to Christianity and distanced himself from the treasure trove of space-funk beats he'd made. Since then, if you mentioned his life in music around him, he would stop the conversation dead.
 
Naturally, rumours would fill the void: Onyeabor had gone on to run a flour mill; he went to film school in Soviet Russia; he went to study law in London. His legend grew and grew.

After years of work, Luaka Bop finally got permission to publish his work as Who Is William Onyeabor?, with Onyeabor telling the labels Yale Evelev: 'Yale, you can sell my music, but don't sell me'.

Since then they've re-issued his entire discography, giving his synth-funk new life and carrying his legend on for generations to come.
 

The Legend of William Onyeabor

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    Bukky Leo & Black Egypt

    Afro-Beat

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This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

• Everyone who comes to the venue must carry a valid form of ID. We only accept passports/national I.Ds and driving licenses.

The Legend of William Onyeabor

Fri Sep 17 2021 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Jazz Cafe London
The Legend of William Onyeabor

RESTAURANT SEATING LINK BELOW Ages 18+

RESTAURANT TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE - CLICK HERE

STRICTLY 18+ WITH ID. NO U18s ADMITTED

Bridging funk, disco and afrobeat, Nigerian synthesizer whiz William Onyeabor's style was wholly unique and revolutionary for the time and place in which he grew up. 
 
Bukky Leo's Black Egypt collective have put together a full show that unequivocally celebrates the life and times of one of music's true icons.
 
Mysterious and reclusive to the end, by the time people in the West had started taking notice of his music in the 80s he'd converted to Christianity and distanced himself from the treasure trove of space-funk beats he'd made. Since then, if you mentioned his life in music around him, he would stop the conversation dead.
 
Naturally, rumours would fill the void: Onyeabor had gone on to run a flour mill; he went to film school in Soviet Russia; he went to study law in London. His legend grew and grew.

After years of work, Luaka Bop finally got permission to publish his work as Who Is William Onyeabor?, with Onyeabor telling the labels Yale Evelev: 'Yale, you can sell my music, but don't sell me'.

Since then they've re-issued his entire discography, giving his synth-funk new life and carrying his legend on for generations to come.
 

Bukky Leo & Black Egypt

Bukky Leo & Black Egypt

Afro-Beat

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

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Ages 18+
limit 10 per person
Standing
£14.50 (£12.50 + £2.00 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

Delivery Method

eTickets

Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. • Everyone who comes to the venue must carry a valid form of ID. We only accept passports/national I.Ds and driving licenses.