Classic American Vocal Music from Monica Mancini at Royce Hall
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for Monica Mancini have expired.
The last date listed for Monica Mancini was Saturday March 21, 2009 / 8:00pm.
Most Popular Music Event Nearby:
- Full Price:
- $30.00 - $55.00
- Our Price:
- $15.00 - $45.00
An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
Two-time Grammy nominee, Monica Mancini, has carved out an impressive career as a concert performer appearing with major orchestras world-wide and recording with an array of artists from Placido Domingo to Quincy Jones. As the daughter of famed film composer Henry Mancini and the singer Ginny Mancini, Monica has undoubtedly inherited the musical genes: her warm, dusky tone and remarkable vocal range have been described by The New York Times as “the glamorous vocal equivalent to diamonds flashing.” Recognized for her exquisite renditions of her father’s film music from the 50s and 60s, including such classics as “Moon River” and “The Days of Wine and Roses,” Mancini and her band come to Royce Hall with a program of American classics.