Saturday night was a night of many diverse, amazing artists jamming together to celebrate the music of Nigerian synth-punk pioneer William Onyeabor, at Brooklyn Academy of Music and sponsored by Red Bull Music Academy and Luaka Bop. Performers included David Byrne, Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange), Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, The Rapture’s Luke Jenner and Nigerian singers Lidaju Sisters. The basic house band included Money Mark, LCD Soundsystem drummer Pat Mahoney and more. BAM’s beautiful performance hall was sold out. If things started out a little slow, that was probably a good thing as the energy and performances got wilder as the evening went on. This was the second of two nights of essentially the same lineup.
Photos by Adela Loconte.