• 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... More »
  • 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. 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 »
  • From Zimbabwe, Mokoomba brings an exuberant energy to traditional Tonga and pan-African music with dashes of funk, soukous, and Afro-Cuban music.  More »
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Coming Up

  • 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.
  • June 16   The Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston
    Raised in Havana, Daymé Arocena has quickly become the voice for a new generation of talented Cuban millennials that are reimagining their African roots through a lens that filters jazz, soul, and funk. Her powerful singing and buoyant music defy expectations, drawing on the rhythms of Afro-Cuban... MORE »