Posted on April 07, 2016, BY Staff

Acoustic Africa, featuring Habib Koité and Vusi Mahlasela, will perform world music from Africa on Friday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets for the performance are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors 62+, $10 for youth 18 and under, $10 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2) and $10 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Tickets can be purchased online at the Campus Box Office or by calling 570-577-1000.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

After worldwide critical and commercial success in 2006, 2011 and 2013, Acoustic Africa continues its exhilarating journey with its fourth installment, which focuses on the richness of the African traditions of voice and song. Hailing from West African nation of Mali, Koité has been named Rolling Stone's biggest pop star of the region, delighting audiences the world over and selling more than 400,000 albums. Mahlasela, known as "The Voice" in his home country of South Africa, is celebrated for his distinct, powerful voice and poetic, optimistic lyrics. He performed at Nelson Mandela's inauguration in 1994 and continues to spread Mandela's message as an official ambassador to Mandela's HIV/AIDS initiative, 46664.

This year, Acoustic Africa's marketing and outreach will advance the mission of Oxfam International to meet the social, environmental and public health challenges present throughout Africa.

For more information about this performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by email.

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, visit its website or Facebook page.

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