A single world music concert might expose listeners to the mariachi horns of Mexico, the thumb pianos of Africa, and postmodern compositions for the howling emptiness of Antarctica. Sample cosmopolitan sounds with this GrouponLive deal to see Ottmar Liebert at Molson Canadian Studio, located inside Hamilton Place. For $34, you get one ticket for general-admission or balcony seating on Friday, April 27, at 8 p.m. (a $68.25 value).
Ottmar Liebert leads his long-time touring ensemble, Luna Negra, through the radio singles and beat-heavy nouveau flamenco of his 25-album catalogue, including his latest release, Dune. Liebert's flamenco guitar melodies are smooth and often melancholy in tone, suffused with elements of the upbeat rock n' roll that was his first love, as listeners can hear in the song Night Exhales from his new album. When life took him from Germany to Boston to Santa Fe, he recorded a double-album, Nouveau Flamenco, whose fusion of flamenco, jazz, and bossa nova gained the attention of local radio stations and a major record label that re-released his album the following year to double-platinum sales.