Friday, January 13, 2012
University of Michigan Museum of Art Helmut Stern Auditorium 525 S. State Ann Arbor, MI 48109
A performance by renowned singer-songwriter and poet-activist Vusi Mahlasela.Known as “The Voice” in his home country, South Africa, Vusi is 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. After his popular debut on BMG Africa, “When You Come Back,” Vusi was asked to perform at Mandela’s inauguration in 1994. He helped ring in the World Cup at FIFA’s Kick Off Concert at Orlando Stadium, and his anthemic song ‘When You Come Back’ was ITV’s official theme song for the World Cup in the UK. He wrote most of the soundtrack for the award winning documentary, Amandla: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony.
Free and open to the public but tickets are required and available through the Michigan Union Ticket Office at 530 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109. Tickets are available on Jan 1st, 2012 and must be acquired in person, no phone reservations. For ticket information call 734-763-8587.
In collaboration with the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS). Co-sponsored by the U-M Museum of Art. Learn more at Vusi Mahlasela's personal website.