Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Bobby McFerrin & More Set for Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Music Season
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College has announced its 2014-15 music series. This year's lineup includes 60th Anniversary Season opener Bobby McFerrin, a holiday concert by Sweet Honey in the Rock, South Africa's Lady Smith Black Mambazo, a tribute to Woody Guthrie by the Klezmatics, a cappella superstars Take 6, and Eddie Palmieri performing with his Latin Jazz Septet. These musical events reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity to which Brooklyn Center is dedicated. The season also features children's concerts by Black Violin and Nick Jr. favorites Hot Peas 'N Butter.
Tickets to Brooklyn Center's world music series range from $36-$60 with a 50% discount for children ages 12 and under. Tickets are available for sale to Brooklyn Center Members beginning May 6, 2014 at 12pm, and to the general public on May 20, 2014 at 12pm.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 music events include:
- Bobby McFerrin
- Hot Peas 'N Butter
- Black Violin
- A holiday concert by Sweet Honey in the Rock
- Ladysmith Black Mambazo
- The Klezmatics' Woody Guthrie's Wonder Wheel Tour
- Take 6
- Eddie Palmieri's Latin Jazz Septet
60th Anniversary Season Opener
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8pm
Best known for his chart-topping single, "Don't Worry, Be Happy," Bobby McFerrin has redefined the role of the human voice in contemporary music. He has interpreted everyone from Bach to The Beatles, and his collaborative partnerships range from Yo-Yo Ma to Sesame Street. Join this international superstar as he opens Brooklyn Center's 60th Anniversary Season with a concert featuring his Grammy-winning vocal finesse and musical genius.
Hot Peas 'N Butter
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2pm
Recommended for ages four and up
Even if your kids don't like vegetables, they won't be able to resist Hot Peas 'N Butter! Best known for their appearances on Nickelodeon's Nick Jr., these four-time Parents' Choice Award winners blend jazz, R&B, folk, Latin, and Afro-Caribbean tunes into a fun world-pop sound that will have your kids dancing in the aisles.
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2pm
Virtuoso violinists Kev and Wil B make their triumphant return to Brooklyn Center to blow the roof off the Walt Whitman Theatre with their electrifying fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop and R&B. With a long list of credits including tours with Alicia Keyes, P Diddy, and Akon, this dynamic duo smashes musical stereotypes and creates a sound that inspires young people to pursue their dreams.
Sweet Honey In The Rock: Celebrating The Holydays
Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8pm