Venue Details

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Greek Theatre
2700 North Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-665-5857
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Bring a blanket in case it is a cool evening
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Great idea
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Didn't have any
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Temperature not bad
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Somewhat expensive but convenient
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Very poor selection
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Reviews & Ratings

19 ratings
4.6 average rating
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40 events
15 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 16 2011

Not enough Kidjo! She only performed for about a half hour. But she was brilliant as well as Youssou, so I can't complain other than that.

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18 events
7 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 16 2011

Finally getting some world music at the Greek was wonderful. Hopefully next time there will be a weekend show when more can go. Youssou is great and so is Angelique!

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4 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 16 2011

Amazing singers, amazing beat. A concert that had me dancing from start to finish!
Row C 136 has no seats in front so you get an unobstructed view.

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Website

http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.asp?id=1999

Quotes & Highlights

Hear the music of Youssou N’Dour, Angelique Kidjo and Vusi Mahlasela at their websites.

Description

Youssou N’Dour, Angelique Kidjo and Vusi Mahlasela will play The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.

Known for shaping Senegalese music, Youssou N’Dour is a singer endowed with remarkable range and poise.  N’Dour is also a composer, bandleader and producer, who has a prodigious musical intelligence. The New York Times has described his voice as “an arresting tenor, deployed with prophetic authority,” and as a voice that “soars heavenward with passion and then wafts tenderly toward earth.” As a craftsman of an inimitable brand of ensemble music, N’Dour absorbs the entire diversity of the Senegalese musical spectrum in his work, often filtering his country’s musical heritage through a modernist lens of genre-defying rock or pop music from outside Senegalese culture.

Angelique Kidjo has been deemed “Africa’s premier diva” by Time Magazine, and the moniker speaks accurately to the singular career and life she has forged: Like Miriam Makeba was before her, Kidjo is the continent’s most internationally celebrated female musical exponent.  And yet, the Grammy-winning artist has lived outside Africa for more than two decades.  She currently resides in New York City, where she is an exceptionally active member of the music scene and reaches people around the world with her recordings, tours and philanthropic work.

Vusi Mahlasela, is simply known as ‘The Voice’ in his home-country, South Africa, celebrated for his distinct, powerful voice and his poetic, optimistic lyrics. His songs of hope connect Apartheid-scarred South Africa with its promise for a better future. Raised in the Mamelodi Township, where he still resides, Vusi became a singer-songwriter and poet-activist at an early age teaching himself how to play guitar and later joining the Congress of South African Writers. After his popular debut on BMG Africa, When You Come Back, Vusi was asked to perform at Mandela’s inauguration in 1994 and continues to spread Mandela’s message as an official ambassador to Mandela’s HIV/AIDS initiative, 46664.