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Watch! this documentary investigating Nigerian Funk master William Onyeabor, an electronic Curtis Mayfield with Talking Heads, which was directed by Jake Sumner (Alldayeveryday).

William Onyeabor @ LUAKA BOP

‘Fantastic Man’ (Full Length) – A Film About William Onyeabor

The Existential Adventures of Tim Maia
Narrated by Devendra Banhart

Tim Maia was the man. A soul superstar with outsize talents and appetites, he revolutionized popular music in his native Brazil in the 1970s. He also married five times, served multiple prison sentences, and at the height of his fame, joined a UFO-obsessed religious cult. –Luaka Bop

“Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia,” a fifteen track survey of Maia’s 1970s recordings, completely remastered, has been available on Luaka Bop‘s “World Psychedelic Classics series.”

Bright Moments – Travelers

Bright Moments, aka Kelly Pratt is a multi-instrumentalist known for performing / recording with Beirut, Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem, and also for his earlier band Team B. And now, under the name of Bright Moments, he will release his debut full-length “Natives,” on February 21st, 2012 via Luaka Bop. The album was recorded at his apartment studio during the New York City winter of 2010.