August 18th, 2015
Episode 549 of 1543 episodes
Talking Heads lead singer David Byrne is this week curating the Meltdown festival in London, and he will be performing the music of a little known Nigerian musician William Onyeabor. In the 1970s, Onyeabor brought the latest in synthesiser technology and self-produced several albums of hugely forward thinking music. Then he stopped and the music died, until it was discovered 30 years later - by David Byrne's record label. He told Matthew Price about the discovery.