3/29/2015 Zakir Hussain's Celtic Connections review

This is Charline, World Music/CRASHarts volunteer and avid supporter! Zakir Hussain and friends performed at the Somerville Theatre 3/29/2015, displaying masterful musicianship on the part of 3 Indians and 6 Celtic players from Scotland, Ireland, and Brittany in France, which is Celtic by heritage. I believe the Indians lent depth to the Celtic music and the Celts lent interest to the Indian music. The collaborations, when all 9 were playing, were the best. The rapport and mutual respect and affection onstage were infectious. The audience loved this program, brought to us from a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall.  (From Carnegie Hall to the Somerville Theatre!  You have to love it.)  Click on Read More to see photos.

The show of the moment... The Nile Project

The Nile Project was a hit at this years globalFEST and for good reason (Read the review here). Consisting of musicians from 11 countries along the Nile Basin, the Nile Project was founded in 2011 by Egyptian ethnomusicalogist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero to address the Nile Basin's cultural environmental challenges. Designed to captivate local audiences but feel equally accessible to international listeners, the Nile Project uses music to inspire curiosity about the cultural, social, and environmental challenges of the world’s longest river. 

CRASHers Kick-Off Party at DakhaBrakha!

DakhaBrakha flyer

World Music/CRASHarts has launched a new membership group targeted towards young professionals in greater Boston and we want YOU! While we have already hosted some fun meet-ups (including having a drink with members of the band Solas when they were in town) we have been working hard organizing what we are considering our official KICK-OFF PARTY before the DakhaBrakha concert on November 22 at the First Parish Unitarian in Harvard Square.

New CRASHers members' will get one free ticket to the concert (check them performing at globalFEST this year where they rocked >>, plus 50% off additional tickets for friends. In addition to that great deal, you score an invite to the party of the season. 


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