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Speaking of Music:
David Byrne, October 8, 1991

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 110 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

Recorded on October 8, 1991 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian talks with David Byrne about his album, “Uh-Oh”, which was scheduled to be released four months after this recording. Bryne talks about the heavy Brazilian and Afro-Cuban influences he brought to the album. Listen to a number of recordings and videos of David's solo or collaborative work, along with a piece by another artist (Tom Zé). David also plays a couple of songs from “Uh-Oh” live. In the second half, David briefly discusses his early years and then takes a number of questions from the audience regarding art, politics, and personal motivation.

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Make Believe Mambo (video) -- She's Mad -- Walk in the Dark -- Tiny Town -- Something Ain't Right -- [two other selections with Tom Zé]
Performers:  David Byrne (all selections)
Tom Zé, (Something Ain't Right)
Genres:  World Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Byrne, David, 1952-; Popular music; World music; Ethnic music; Rock music; Music -- Brazil; Music -- Cuba; Latin jazz; Afro-Cuban music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Byrne, David, 1952-; Zé, Tom, 1936-
Recording Date:  10/8/1991
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Sax & Violins / Talking Heads -- America is Waiting / David Byrne & Brian Eno
Genres:  World Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Byrne, David, 1952-; Talking Heads (Musical group); Popular music; World music; Ethnic music; Rock music; Environmentalism; Politics and culture
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Byrne, David, 1952-
Recording Date:  10/8/1991
 
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