Fantastic Man – A Film About William Onyeabor

When Luaka Bop‘s reissued William Onyeabor’s musical work from the late seventies, they not only released on of last year’s finest records. They literally put his name on the map, since not too long ago, searching for “William Onyeabor” on YouTube resulted in absolutely nothing. The short film above documents the discovery of the Nigerian musican and the subsequent steps that became the answer to the question “Who is William Onyeabor?

(via Gilles Peterson)