2 Show Ticket Giveaway for the Chan Centre: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks & Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 — 10:54am PDT
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I’m excited to present a very special 2 show ticket giveaway with The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, featuring the following performances:

No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts presents the dazzling multimedia work No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks on February 24, 2019, at 7:00pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall as part of the Beyond Words series.

Manual Cinema by Julia Miller
Manual Cinema by Julia Miller

The late poet was a radical and disruptive presence within the national literary scene, becoming the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1950. In this ambitious creation, innovative art-collective Manual Cinema collaborates with Chicago-based poets Eve L. Ewing and Nate Marshall to craft an inspiring biographical narrative, featuring a live six-piece band and original score by Jamila Woods and Ayanna Woods.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts presents the soulful, harmony-driven sounds of Ladysmith Black Mambazo on March 2, 2019, at 8:00pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall.

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

Sharing the bill alongside Malian guitarist Habib Koité and lutist Bassekou Kouyate, the nine-member choral group returns to a sold-out Chan Centre for the first time since 2006 on their global tour of Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration, for which they earned the Best World Music Album of 2018 and their fifth Grammy Award.

“Ladysmith Black Mambazo is one of the world’s most admired musical ensembles. Their repertoire is beautifully uplifting — messages of hope and unity translated through stunning vocal harmonies and energetic performances,” says Joyce Hinton, Co-Managing Director of the Chan Centre.

Win Tickets to Both Shows!

I have a pair of tickets to see No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks on Sunday, February 24th AND a pair of tickets to the SOLD OUT  Ladysmith Black Mambazo with HabibKoité and Bassekou Kouyate show on March 2nd. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts is located at 6265 Crescent Road, UBC. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for the latest performance information. I will draw one lucky double winner from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

UPDATE: The winner is Candace H

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  1. Ray says:

    Two great entertainment opportunities

  2. Candace H says:

    Any show at Chan Centre is treat. These sound fabulous.

  3. wen says:

    This would be fantastic!

  4. Dee says:

    generous gift

  5. Shelley Butcher says:

    Both of these shows sound amazing!

  6. Amanda says:

    Both shows sound fantastic! The Chan Centre is a great venue! 😊

  7. Jason B says:

    Great sound.

  8. Mark says:

    A great pair of shows to experience!

  9. Carlos S says:

    Looks like fun!

  10. Kirsten Fisher says:

    These shows look awesome! I would love to win tickets! Thanks for the contst!

  11. Jessica Roberts-Farina says:

    We would love to win these tickets!

  12. AJ says:

    This is amazing, what awesome gifts to give someone!

  13. Grace Gihm says:

    Yes please! I’m going to the shadow workshop at the Vancouver Art Gallery as well.

  14. JJ says:

    2 good to be true!!

  15. Sarah says:

    Love love love Ladysmith Black Mambazo ❤

  16. Francine E. says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win these great tix !

  17. Behzad says:

    Would love to go

  18. Virginia S. says:

    Would love to go. Thanks!

  19. Ursula says:

    Both shows look awesome!

  20. Ian says:

    Very different and fulfilling shows.

  21. jane says:

    I would love to win tickets to these two shows. I love the genre and the venue a lot.

  22. bonnie lam says:

    Sweet. Good luck. Huggies.

  23. Season says:

    nice shows

  24. Jaffy says:

    special kinds of presentation

  25. Karen says:

    I’d love to go!

  26. Gregory says:

    This would be a great!

  27. Valerie says:

    wOW! 2 fantastic music events.

  28. Catherine Hercus says:

    Would love to see Blacksnith Lady Mambazo again!

  29. Gordon says:

    Never heard of Manual Cinema before but that trailer looks amazing. Ladysmith Black Mambazo… simply legendary!

  30. Earl Nicol says:

    This would be wonderful to see.

  31. christine thompson says:

    both great shows!

  32. Sunshine H says:

    These look like two fantastic shows.

  33. Lorena Grande says:

    This would be absolutely outstanding to win a double feature. I saw Ladysmith Black Mambazo decades ago and loved them! I would be SOOOOO very thrilled to see the 25 years later! Both shows would be absolutely wonderful to see. Thanks!

  34. Denise says:

    I was trying to get tickets to Ladysmith Black Mambazo back when they first went on sale and was so disappointed it was sold out so quickly. It would be *amazing* to get to go!

  35. Jazzy says:

    These are fun to attend!

  36. Bonnie Lam says:

    Would love to experiebce this Event. Good luck. Huggies.

  37. Wendy F says:

    Thanks for the chance to win tix… both sound amazing.

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