Editor’s note: Here’s a helpful listing of programs coming up during September at Tempe Center for the Arts. For information, tickets and other details, call the TCA Box Office at 480-350-2822 or visit tempecenterforthearts.com.
Tuesday, Sept. 19 — Mi Casa Es Tu Casa – Finding Home.
A bilingual storytelling event.
It’s an evening filled with cultural celebration, community and heartwarming stories centered around the question “what does home mean to you?”
Presented by TCA in collaboration with the Arizona Storytelling Project and La Voz, the event is a first of its kind as stories will be presented in both Spanish and English (translation and captioning provided).
Thursday, Sept. 21 — GRAMMY Award-winning jazz singer Samara Joy (show is sold out!)
Samara won Best New Artist and Best Jazz Vocal Album at this year’s 2023 GRAMMY Awards.
Thursday, Sept. 28 — Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily: Love in Exile
Love in Exile is an album by three world-class musicians: GRAMMY Award-winner Arooj Aftab, piano virtuoso and jazz composer Vijay Iyer, with multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily. Released in March 2023, by Verve Records, the album is the trio’s first together and was recorded in-studio in New York. Together, they paint sonic landscapes from delicate piano wisps to textured shimmers, with Aftab’s enchanting voice (singing in Urdu) gracefully weaving throughout.
Friday, Sept. 29 — The Okee Dokee Brothers (Family/Youth)
Join the GRAMMY-winning Okee Dokee Brothers for some plaid-shirted adventures! This Americana folk duo, fueled by their love for nature, invites families on a musical journey that’ll have everyone singing and dancing.
With five Parents’ Choice Awards under their belt, their goal is to inspire kids to explore, create, and connect with nature, their communities, and themselves through their uplifting music. (Most enjoyed by kids 3-12 and their grownups)
Saturday, Sept. 30 — Mariachi Herencia de México w/special guest La Marisoul
A new generation takes mariachi to whole new heights—Latin GRAMMY nominated Mariachi Herencia de México presents Herederos (the “Heirs”) with special guest GRAMMY winner La Marisoul.
Honoring the past, celebrating the present, and creating the future of regional Mexican music, Mariachi Herencia de México and La Marisoul share the stage for an unforgettable night of Mexican music and culture.