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

Saturday
Nov172018

Buika

 

Hailing from Spain’s Balearic Islands, Buika’s voice knows no boundaries when it comes to language or geography. She has collaborated with musicians and singers in languages beyond her native Spanish and Catalan, and has recorded tracks in English, French, Portuguese, Farsi, Italian, and Armenian. 

Buika graces the Luckman stage with her intense blend of musical styles that draw from the rich and eclectic sounds of flamenco infused with jazz, Latin jazz, Afro-beat, funk, soul, reggae, and pop. 

Ranking Buika in a list of the world’s fifty best singers, NPR once called her “the voice of freedom,” a remarkable epithet that recognizes her rich heritage, her electrifying presence, and her ability to draw new and unexpected ideas from her enormous musical vocabulary.

“Luminous...magnificent...superb!” - The New York Times

 

General: $45, $55, $65

Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office.

Saturday
Feb022019

Andy Garcia and The CineSon All Stars

Alongside his Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy nominations as an actor, Andy Garcia is a Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning music producer and performer.

Celebrated around the world for their unique sound and riveting performances, Andy Garcia and the CineSon All Stars’ vibrant and energetic style is deeply rooted in the music of legendary Afro-Cuban bassist Israel “Cachao” Lopez, who is credited, along with his brother Orestes, with inventing the mambo rhythm.

To honor his memory, Cachao’s original band members will be among the thirteen musicians that make up Andy Garcia and the CineSon All Stars.


General: $50, $65, $75

Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office.

Saturday
Mar022019

Diego El Cigala

Diego El Cigala is, quite simply, the most exciting and innovative flamenco singer in the world today. Passionate, profound, and immensely proud of his Spanish Romani heritage, El Cigala has been called “the Sinatra of flamenco.” 

His earthy, exultant, and richly emotive voice marks him as one of the great singers of the last century. El Cigala’s various collaborations with world-renowned artists have earned him a reputation for seamlessly blending bolero, tango, son cubano, and Afro-Caribbean jazz into his signature musical style.

“He radiates a magnetic mix of winking charm and unpredictable vitriol reminiscent of a singer from an entirely different milieu.” — The New York Times

 

General: $45, $55, $65

Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office.

Friday
Apr052019

Havana Cuba All-Stars

The Havana Cuba All Stars are among their country’s greatest musicians. Mixing tantalizing rhythms and melodies - from cha cha, to rumba, to son cubano, to salsa - the All Stars are loved for their enthusiastic and energetically refreshing approach to this wide variety of Cuban beats. The group is inspired by and dedicated to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music through an innovative and contemporary lens.

In their upcoming “Asere” tour, the All Stars are joined by three of Cuba’s finest dancing couples. With the greatest dancers and musicians of Cuba working in tandem, the US encore of the Havana Cuba All Stars’ tour is certain to be a spirited spectacle of song and dance, exemplifying Cuba’s greatest musical traditions.

 

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