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

Comments 38 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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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38 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. RayWednesday, February 13th, 2019 — 1:25pm PST

    Two great entertainment opportunities

  2. Candace HWednesday, February 13th, 2019 — 2:12pm PST

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

  3. wenWednesday, February 13th, 2019 — 6:13pm PST

    This would be fantastic!

  4. DeeWednesday, February 13th, 2019 — 9:28pm PST

    generous gift

  5. Shelley ButcherWednesday, February 13th, 2019 — 10:27pm PST

    Both of these shows sound amazing!

  6. AmandaWednesday, February 13th, 2019 — 10:36pm PST

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

  7. Jason BThursday, February 14th, 2019 — 1:13am PST

    Great sound.

  8. MarkThursday, February 14th, 2019 — 10:29am PST

    A great pair of shows to experience!

  9. Carlos SThursday, February 14th, 2019 — 10:51am PST

    Looks like fun!

  10. Kirsten FisherThursday, February 14th, 2019 — 11:43am PST

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

  11. Jessica Roberts-FarinaThursday, February 14th, 2019 — 2:13pm PST

    We would love to win these tickets!

  12. AJThursday, February 14th, 2019 — 7:13pm PST

    This is amazing, what awesome gifts to give someone!

  13. Grace GihmThursday, February 14th, 2019 — 7:35pm PST

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

  14. JJThursday, February 14th, 2019 — 8:13pm PST

    2 good to be true!!

  15. SarahThursday, February 14th, 2019 — 8:13pm PST

    Love love love Ladysmith Black Mambazo ❤

  16. Francine E.Thursday, February 14th, 2019 — 8:39pm PST

    Thanks for the opportunity to win these great tix !

  17. BehzadThursday, February 14th, 2019 — 8:51pm PST

    Would love to go

  18. Virginia S.Thursday, February 14th, 2019 — 10:36pm PST

    Would love to go. Thanks!

  19. UrsulaFriday, February 15th, 2019 — 4:53am PST

    Both shows look awesome!

  20. IanFriday, February 15th, 2019 — 7:30am PST

    Very different and fulfilling shows.

  21. janeFriday, February 15th, 2019 — 9:50am PST

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

  22. bonnie lamFriday, February 15th, 2019 — 10:29am PST

    Sweet. Good luck. Huggies.

  23. SeasonFriday, February 15th, 2019 — 11:48am PST

    nice shows

  24. JaffyFriday, February 15th, 2019 — 11:50am PST

    special kinds of presentation

  25. KarenFriday, February 15th, 2019 — 11:54am PST

    I’d love to go!

  26. GregoryFriday, February 15th, 2019 — 12:12pm PST

    This would be a great!

  27. ValerieFriday, February 15th, 2019 — 4:25pm PST

    wOW! 2 fantastic music events.

  28. Catherine HercusFriday, February 15th, 2019 — 6:08pm PST

    Would love to see Blacksnith Lady Mambazo again!

  29. GordonFriday, February 15th, 2019 — 6:37pm PST

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

  30. Earl NicolFriday, February 15th, 2019 — 7:01pm PST

    This would be wonderful to see.

  31. christine thompsonFriday, February 15th, 2019 — 7:15pm PST

    both great shows!

  32. Sunshine HFriday, February 15th, 2019 — 9:58pm PST

    These look like two fantastic shows.

  33. Lorena GrandeFriday, February 15th, 2019 — 10:31pm PST

    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. DeniseSaturday, February 16th, 2019 — 4:48pm PST

    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. JazzyTuesday, February 19th, 2019 — 8:00pm PST

    These are fun to attend!

  36. Bonnie LamWednesday, February 20th, 2019 — 4:18am PST

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

  37. CarolynWednesday, February 20th, 2019 — 10:29pm PST

    Yay!

  38. Wendy FThursday, February 21st, 2019 — 7:46am PST

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

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