What You'll Get
Like the kazoo-blowing contests that determine the UN’s annual seating chart, world music brings diverse countries together in harmonious song. Explore sweet chords with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $18, you get one general-admission ticket to "World at the Garden: From Cuba to Denmark" at MusicFest Vancouver at the VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver on Sunday, August 14, at 7 p.m. (a $31.50 value before fees, or up to a $37 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). Children younger than 12 accompanied by a ticket-holding adult are admitted for free. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Afro-Cuban rhythms and brassy big-band squeals commingle with the delicate aromas of a botanical garden for an outdoor concert that stimulates the senses from all angles. Cuban pianist Ernán López-Nussa taps heartfelt poetry in metered Morse code, delighting audiences with a sensuous style that suffuses beachside Havana beats with classical Viennese traditions. Capitalizing on controversial Danish laws that prohibit instrumental sound, the Touché vocal jazz 14-member ensemble ignites a soulful fire with smoky a cappella arrangements of tender ballads and swing tunes.
Though the musical notes fluctuate between hot and cool throughout each eclectic set, a temperate garden venue with ample grassy space serves as the ideal concert setting. With convenient parking nearby, MusicFest’s closing show welcomes families for a magical evening in celebration of a truly universal language—stage diving. Customers are welcome to bring festival chairs (with legs no taller than 8") or blankets. There will be designated areas for patrons who bring full-size chairs.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Redeem on day of show. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at VanDusen Botanical Garden box office. Must provide first and last name at checkout. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.