PROFESSIONAL ARTS ON THE CAMPUS OF
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES

Saturday
Nov172012

BUIKA

Hailed as the “flamenco queen” by the New York Post, Latin Grammy-nominated artist Concha Buika makes her triumphant return to the U.S. Spanish songstress Buika is the daughter of political refugees from Equatorial Guinea and grew up in a Gypsy neighborhood on the Spanish island of Mallorca. For Buika, flamenco was an open door: “It’s not just about music, it’s a way of life. It’s about not running away from yourself. Some people sing about what they would like to happen or would like to be, but in the copla and el cante, we confront who we are, with all our fears and all our defects. In the United States there’s also a great tradition like this: it’s called the blues.” Creating a fusion with flamenco, jazz, soul, and dance rhythms, Buika has become an international sensation. “Her voice has an intensity and a power that’s hard to define,” says NPR. Buika’s voice is piercingly unique and echoes the rich and passionate influences of her upbringing. The New York Times calls her “luminous...magnificent...superb!”

Media Partner: 89.9 KCRW 

Event Partner: Amoeba Music

$30-50

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Saturday
Nov102012

CHUCHO VALDÉS

 

The New York Times proclaims Chucho Valdés as “the dean of Latin jazz” and “one of the world’s great virtuosic pianists.” Valdés makes his highly anticipated return to the Luckman Theatre with the Chucho Valdés Quintet. A multi-Grammy Award winner, he has recorded over eighty albums during his illustrious career and has become a true legend in his realm. Founder of the rhythmically innovative Latin jazz band Irakere, Valdés has appeared on the distinguished stages of Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and the Hollywood Bowl. The Chucho Valdés Quintet make a rare Los Angeles appearance in what is certain to be a monumental evening.

$30-50

Media Partner: 89.9 KCRW

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Saturday
Nov032012

WOODKID

CANCELED - Due to the unforeseen events of the storm on the east coast, Woodkid will be unable to perform this Saturday, November 3rd at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex. All dates, which include New York and San Francisco, have been canceled with no replacement date confirmed at this time. 

Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. All up to date information can be found at luckmanarts.org


Internationally revered triple-threat director, singer, songwriter Yoann Lemoine, known by the alias Woodkid, makes his Los Angeles debut. Lemoine is one of today’s most sought after and respected visual artists; The Wall Street Journal has praised Woodkid’s live performances as “spine-tingling.” Based in Paris, Lemoine is widely recognized and celebrated for his music video collaborations with hit makers Katy Perry, Drake, Yelle, Lana Del Rey, and Moby. In addition to these impeccably produced and innovative videos, Lemoine directed his own video for the lead single “Iron,” starring British supermodel Agyness Deyn. The critically adored video has reached more than 16 million hits on YouTube and has garnered international praise with its melancholic, dark, and bombastic presence.

SPECIAL GUEST: Pacific Air

Media Partner: 89.9 KCRW

Event Partner: Origami Vinyl, BuzzBands.LA

$25-35


 

Saturday
Oct062012

LJO: DORHAM TRIBUTE FT BARBARA MORRISON

 

The Luckman Jazz Orchestra joins jazz and blues icon Barabara Morrison in a tribute to the legendary Kenny Dorham. Universally admired and respected by his peers, Dorham worked with every major figure of the modern jazz movement. Barbara Morrison, internationally revered as an incomparable vocalist, is best known for her collaborations with Buddy Guy, Santana, and Ray Charles. Under the direction of Charles Owens, the LJO is hailed by the LA Times as “one of the country’s finest musical organizations.” 

SPECIAL GUEST: BARBARA MORRISON

Media Partner: 88.1 KJAZZ


$25-40

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Saturday
Sep222012

LILA DOWNS

Known for her striking voice and magnetic performances, Mexican singer and composer Lila Downs has created one of the most singular explorations of Mexican roots music on both sides of the border and in the process has become one of the most internationally renowned world music artists. By studying Mexican folk rhythms, native dialects and blending them with blues and rock, Downs has composed a unique body of work. A Latin Grammy Award-winner, Lila Downs’ vision is anthropological in nature and as varied as the ancient and earthy cultures that continue to nurture and inspire her. The Los Angeles Times praises Downs as “one of the most interesting and compelling artists from Mexico.”

SPECIAL GUEST: Las Cafeteras

El Sereno based Las Cafeteras utilize the teachings of Son Jarocho as a tool to build autonomy, community, and solidarity while sharing the magic of folk music from Southern Veracruz. 

Performing live on the Levitt @ Luckman Stage: Salt Petal

Auntie's Fry Bread will be serving up delicious Native American Fusion starting at 7PM! 

Event Partners: Dream Water, Guayaki, Jarritos

Media Partner: 89.9 KCRW

$25-55

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 

PURCHASE: by calling the Luckman Box Office at 323-343-6600 or via Ticketmaster.

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