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  • Known for reinvigorating the street-dance community in Philadelphia, Raphael Xavier is an alumnus of the groundbreaking hip-hop dance company Rennie Harris Puremovement and a recent recipient of a Guggenheim... More »
  • King Sunny Adé, the undisputed king of Nigeria’s juju music, brings his famed live band, the African Beats, to the Sinclair for a rare Boston performance. With tight vocal harmonies, intricate guitar work,... More »

Coming Up

  • July 06   The Sinclair
    King Sunny Adé, the undisputed king of Nigeria’s juju music, brings his famed live band, the African Beats, to the Sinclair for a rare Boston performance. With tight vocal harmonies, intricate guitar work, pounding talking drums, pulsating congas, keyboards, backup singers, and dancers, the group... MORE »
  • July 15   Marlborough Street
    Bastille Day returns to Marlborough Street and will transport you to Paris with authentic music, food, drinks, and atmosphere! The lineup, programmed by World Music/CRASHarts, showcases two phenomenal francophone acts: Ginkgoa, performing a blend of vintage Paris chic and New York cool with... MORE »
  • August 31   Somerville Theatre
    One of France’s most popular comedians, Gad Elmaleh rarely performs in English — until now. The Moroccan-born actor and comedian was voted “Funniest Person” in France in 2006 and made history in 2007 when he sold out the prestigious L'Olympia in Paris for seven consecutive weeks. Most recently, he... MORE »
  • September 25   The Sinclair
    The Dhol Foundation delivers an irresistible wall of sound, blending red-hot bhangra beats with global rhythms and contemporary dance music. With a battery of Punjabi dhol drums, bass, drums, guitar, and dholak, The Dhol Foundation returns after making some serious noise as a headliner at CRASHfest... MORE »
  • September 30 - October 01   The Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston
    Known for reinvigorating the street-dance community in Philadelphia, Raphael Xavier is an alumnus of the groundbreaking hip-hop dance company Rennie Harris Puremovement and a recent recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. After break-dancing for 32 years, he presents a new work, Point of Interest,... MORE »
  • October 01   Somerville Theatre
    The High Kings is an Irish supergroup made up of Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey, and Darren Holden. Versatile and skilled multi-instrumentalists, they perform new songs as well as old favorites. The Dublin-based band exploded onto the Irish folk-music scene in 2008 and quickly became... MORE »
  • October 01   Berklee Performance Center
    Fusing musical influences from New York, Paris, and New Orleans, The Hot Sardines transforms songs from another era into pop music for this century. Its sound is steeped in hot, foot-stomping jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, and Fats Waller used to... MORE »
  • October 07   Davis Square Theatre
    Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun, and Haitian music as well as American jazz and folk, Leyla McCalla’s unique sound is at once earthy, elegant, soulful, and witty. It vibrates with three centuries of history yet also feels strikingly fresh, distinctive, and contemporary. McCalla sings... MORE »
  • October 12   Symphony Hall
    From the Buena Vista Social Club™, don't miss Omara Portuondo's "85 Tour" with special guests Roberto Fonseca, Anat Cohen & Regina Carter.  The charismatic leading lady of the Buena Vista Social Club™, Omara Portuondo, transcended the landmark album and film with two Grammy-nominated records of... MORE »