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William Onyeabor

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Since recording in the 1970s and '80s, Nigerian William Onyeabor has dropped off the music map.

December 15, 2013 William Onyeabor's decades-old work still sounds adventurous. Releasing it became its own adventure.

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December 11, 2013 Anastasia Tsioulcas talks about three essential classical and world music releases.

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Clockwise from upper left: Anna Calvi, M.I.A., Poliça, members of Los Campesinos!, Deltron 3030 and Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie

September 24, 2013 Hear All Songs Considered's massive 2013 fall preview with new music from M.I.A., Poliça, and more.

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Who Is William Onyeabor? is being released by the Luaka Bop record label. It comes out Oct. 29.

October 20, 2013 Even the compilers of a new funk collection don't fully know who William Onyeabor is.

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  • Album: Who Is William Onyeabor?
  • Artist: William Onyeabor
  • Label: Luaka Bop
  • Released: 2013