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

Saturday
Oct272018

Seu Jorge

Grammy Award-winning artist Seu Jorge performs a  very special tribute to David Bowie. Seu Jorge rose to international fame in the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic. In his acclaimed role as Pelé dos Santos, a singing sailor, Jorge performed several of Bowie’s songs. In a twist, he did it in Portuguese, accompanying himself simply on acoustic guitar. Jorge’s adaptations of these songs underscore the breadth and depth of the compositions and have gone on to have a significant cultural impact in Brazil and beyond.

“Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs in Portuguese, I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with.” — David Bowie

 

General: $45, $55, $65

Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office.

Saturday
Nov172018

Buika

Buika comes to the Luckman with her new band and repertoire of her distinct brand of music. Buika’s sound  is an intense blend of musical styles, seeping through the rich and eclectic sounds of jazz, latin jazz, Afro-beat, funk, soul, reggae, and pop - all seasoned with the flamenco flair that she is most known for. 

Hailing from the Balearic island of Mallorca, 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.

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 authentic 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.

Celebrating the memory of Cachao, members of his original band are among the thirteen musicians that make up Andy Garcia and the CineSon All Stars.

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. He is also one of those rare crossover artists who has stayed true to his musical roots yet achieved name recognition with mainstream audiences around the world. El Cigala’s various collaborations with other world-renowned artists have earned him a reputation for seamlessly melding bolero, tango, Cuban son, 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, Frank Sinatra.” — The New York Times

 

General: $45, $55, $65

Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office.

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