• With tight microtonal harmonies, haunting vocal timbre, and unearthly yips and yelps, Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares (The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices) specializes in both traditional and contemporary... More »
  • Representing over a thousand years of Chinese martial-arts culture, Shaolin Warriors showcases the remarkable skill, stunning artistry, and death-defying martial-arts prowess of more than 20 kung fu masters. More »
  • Born in Tunisia, Emel Mathlouthi was shunned from her country’s official airwaves but rose to prominence through social media, garnering widespread praise for her powerful vocals laid over a unique mix of... More »
  • Tinariwen, a Grammy-winning band of nomadic Tuaregs from the Sahara Desert in northern Mali, brings a rebellious sensibility to entrancing desert blues. A sensational live act, they electrify traditional... More »
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Coming Up

  • April 01   Orpheum Theatre
    Representing over a thousand years of Chinese martial-arts culture, Shaolin Warriors showcases the remarkable skill, stunning artistry, and death-defying martial-arts prowess of more than 20 kung fu masters. This spectacular theatrical display features many forms of Shaolin kung fu as well as a... MORE »
  • April 02   Sanders Theatre
    Over the last two decades, pianist Brad Mehldau has forged his own path, embodying the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism, and pop allure. With an inspired range of expression and intensity, he has transformed the paradigm of jazz and classical performance. For this special solo... MORE »
  • April 07   Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
    Vieux Farka Touré crafts Malian blues in the rich Songhai tradition of his late father, famed guitarist Ali Farka Touré. Vieux draws on haunting Saharan blues and traditional Malian melodies and infuses them with his own global influences to create an irresistible Afropop sound all his own.  “The... MORE »
  • April 14   The Royale
    Tinariwen, a Grammy-winning band of nomadic Tuaregs from the Sahara Desert in northern Mali, brings a rebellious sensibility to entrancing desert blues. A sensational live act, they electrify traditional Tuareg melodies with edgy blues, rock, pop, Berber, and Arabic influences, producing a gritty,... MORE »
  • April 14   Somerville Theatre
    With tight microtonal harmonies, haunting vocal timbre, and unearthly yips and yelps, Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares (The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices) specializes in both traditional and contemporary Bulgarian folk music. The Grammy-winning choir continues to enrich Bulgaria’s age-old vocal... MORE »
  • April 15   Somerville Theatre
    Much more than just a band, The Nile Project is a tight cross-cultural collaboration that brings together artists from 11 countries along the Nile basin to create a unified new sound. Lilting melodies and deep grooves from Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, and beyond support... MORE »
  • April 16   Sanders Theatre
    Renowned santoor player Rahul Sharma and world-famous tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain perform a brilliant concert of Indian music. You might also enjoy Sanam Marvi. Presented in association with Learnquest   
  • April 21 - April 22   The Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston
    In lyrical, sculptural transcendence, Maureen Fleming invents surreal movement poetry, curving her body into shapes of shattering beauty. Fleming’s new multimedia creation, B. Madonna, features text by David Henry Hwang and music by Philip Glass (performed live by pianist Bruce Brubaker), original... MORE »
  • April 22   Berklee Performance Center
    With fiddlers Martin Hayes and Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh, guitarist Dennis Cahill, singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, and pianist Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), The Gloaming has burst onto the music scene with a distinctive new sound. In a rare combination of lush Irish tunes, ancient sean-nós songs, brave... MORE »
  • April 28   Berklee Performance Center
    Seamlessly blending Sufi poetry and traditional folk songs from their native Iran with rich acoustic instrumentation and modern electronic rhythms, Niyaz creates a mesmerizing, distinctively 21st century global sound. Led by vocalist Azam Ali and multi-instrumentalist Loga Ramin Torkian on oud and... MORE »
  • April 29   Berklee Performance Center
    Producer, keyboardist, and composer Idan Raichel became a global music icon with The Idan Raichel Project, a multiethnic tour de force that changed the face of Israeli popular music. Performing a very special solo concert called Piano Songs to support his new album, At the Edge of the Beginning,... MORE »
  • May 05   Brighton Music Hall
    Called one of the top 15 acts of 2015 by PopMatters, Emel Mathlouthi is a unique artist with a powerful message and a voice beyond comparison. A strident songstress whose intensity is cloaked in mellifluous vocals, she is also known for her role as a leading artist in the Arab Spring. Born in... MORE »
  • May 06   Berklee Performance Center
    Draco Rosa is a multi-Grammy-winning Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, musician, composer, record producer, and entrepreneur all at once. He kicked off his career in the '80s as member of the Latino boy band Menudo and has since become a household name for his own solo career and for his role in... MORE »
  • May 11   Somerville Theatre
    Founding member of the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens displays an emotional range to match her dazzling vocal and instrumental prowess. She is touring with her own band and multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell, to support her new studio album, which was recorded in Louisiana... MORE »
  • May 19   Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
    From Zimbabwe, Mokoomba brings an exuberant energy to traditional Tonga and pan-African music with dashes of funk, soukous, and Afro-Cuban music.  You might also enjoy Mbongwana Star, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Tinariwen/Dengue Fever, and Vieux Farka Touré.