Two of Africa's greatest superstars, one night only! A national treasure in Zimbabwe, Oliver Mtukudzi is one of the most successful African recording artists in North America. Inspired by the hypnotic rhythms of the mbira (thumb piano), his music also incorporates South African mbaqanga, the energetic Zimbabwean pop style jit, and the traditional kateke drumming of his clan. "The most beguiling talent to hit the world music scene in some time" (Daily Telegraph, London), Fatoumata Diawara has created a unique contemporary folk sound with a distinctly African spin. She draws elements of jazz, blues, and funk into a sparse contemporary folk style, all the while paying tribute to the rocking rhythms and plaintive melodies of her ancestral Wassoulou tradition.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]
(Single tickets for Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela go on sale June 12 at noon. Subscribers to the 2015/16 Season and Donors of $1,500 and above may order single tickets to all other 2015/16 events April 27; Donors of $100+ on July 28; to Email Club on August 4; and to the general public on August 11, 2015.)
Venue: Zellerbach Hall
Price: Tickets start at $22
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