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June 07, 1990

Musician/composer/filmmaker David Byrne of Talking Heads fame will perform Tuesday at the Ventura Theatre, but don't expect a medley of his greates hits.

Never shy about breaking new ground, Byrne currently is touring with a Latin American band, performing pieces from his most recent release, "Rei Momo," a combination of Latin and pop. Last year he came out with the albums "Beleza Tropical: Brazil Classics Volume One," and "O Samba: Brazil Classics Volume Two," a collection of samba and pagode music. Byrne's interest in Brazil has inlfuenced his video endeavors as well. His film "Ile Aiye" (The House of Life), a documentary about the country's Candomble Nao religion, looked into Yoruban dance-music rituals. The film debuted as the opening program of the PBS series "Live From Off Center."

Byrne's interest in Afro-Brazilian culture dates to 1979, as evidenced by the African flavor of his music at the time. So real Talking Heads fans should be ready to samba.

The theatre is located at 26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $27.50

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