Paul R. Giunta/Getty ImagesDavid Byrne‘s new collaboration pairs him with an unlikely partner.

Billboard reports that the former Talking Heads frontman will be performing with pop superstarr Alicia Keys at her annual Keep a Child Alive Black Ball event. In addition to benefiting Keep a Child Alive — the organization co-founded by Keys to provide HIV treatment to children orphaned due to AIDS — the Black Ball is an event to showcase first-time musical collaborations. For previous events, Keys has performed with Bono and David Bowie.

“I’ve always been inspired by David Byrne and his ability to combine music and art, so getting the opportunity to perform with him at this year’s Black Ball is such an honor,” says Keys in a statement. “David and I have been talking about his new music and what we’re going to perform and just the thought of it is amazing!”

Byrne’s last album, 2012’s Love This Giant, also was a collaborative effort. He made that record with Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent.

The 11th Annual Black Ball will be held at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on October 30.

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