List of Events

  • January 12 - January 13 The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
    After selling out its stunning performances last year, Compagnie Hervé Koubi returns with its highly physical, fluid work that combines hip-hop, capoeira, and contemporary dance with powerful Sufi imagery. The company of French-Algerian and African male dancers performs the breathtaking Ce que le... MORE »
  • January 14 Berklee Performance Center
    The Afro-Cuban All Stars is a 13-piece dream team of Cuba’s hottest musicians brought together by musical director Juan de Marcos González (the musical arranger for the original Buena Vista Social Club recording). Paying tribute to Cuban music, this multigenerational lineup features members from... MORE »
  • January 18 The Rockwell
    From the independent republic of Tuva, bordering Mongolia, Huun Huur Tu performs an ear-twisting vocal technique called khöömei. In this style, a single vocalist produces two or three notes simultaneously, often a low drone along with a high-pitched whistle. Accompanied by traditional string and... MORE »
  • January 20 Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
    Hailing from Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras, Umalali and the Garifuna Collective pay tribute to the rich heritage carried forward by Garifuna women. With evocative melodies and powerful call-and-response songs backed by traditional Garifuna drums, maracas, turtle shells, acoustic and... MORE »
  • January 30 Berklee Performance Center
    Touring with a full band in support of his second album I Tell a Fly, Benjamin Clementine takes on an otherworldly majesty, leaving audiences utterly transfixed by his piano-led poetic narratives. “There are intimate moments of revelation in this immersive, breathtaking performance, and his voice... MORE »
  • February 01 Somerville Theatre
    Ireland’s all-star quintet, Lúnasa, is one of the most exciting instrumental bands in Celtic music. Comprising Seán Smyth (fiddle and low whistles), Kevin Crawford (flute, low whistles, and tin whistles), Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes, and low whistles), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass), and Ed... MORE »
  • February 02 - February 03 Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
    Internationally renowned Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, or BJM, defies categories with its hip, funky moves infused with infectious energy, humor, and imagination. Led by artistic director Louis Robitaille, BJM presents a world premiere and four Boston premiere works, including two by Israeli... MORE »
  • February 11 Sanders Theatre
    With the power of gospel and the precision of Broadway, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is the undisputed king of mbube, South African a cappella singing. The group came together in the early 1960s and continues to thrill audiences around the world with its strong, proud melodies harmonized in layers of... MORE »
  • February 15 Berklee Performance Center
    With a beautiful and alluring voice, Italian-born French supermodel Carla Bruni has seduced the world with her intimate love songs. She is touring in support of her recently released fifth album, French Touch, a collection of adaptations of well-known songs by Depeche Mode, AC/DC, Willie Nelson,... MORE »
  • February 16 Berklee Performance Center
    A timeless voice, improvisational prowess, and unique soul-jazz stylings mark Dianne Reeves as one of the world’s preeminent jazz vocalists. She will be joined by Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal, and Terreon Gully for a powerhouse live performance.  Free preperformance talk with Grammy-... MORE »
  • February 18 Berklee Performance Center
    With explosive taiko drumming and innovative, acrobatic choreography, TAO: Drum Heart offers a breathtaking, vibrantly modern twist on a traditional art form—and a visual and sonic tour de force! This all-new production captures the best of TAO’s extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina. You... MORE »
  • February 24 House of Blues Boston
    CRASHfest transforms the House of Blues into an indoor music festival with a kaleidoscope of sounds and cultures that brings an eclectic and worldly spin to the Boston music scene. The House of Blues features an expansive dance floor and seated balcony overlooking the main stage, the luxurious and... MORE »
  • March 03 Somerville Theatre
    Alloy Orchestra presents brilliant live musical accompaniment for Buster Keaton's family-friendly comic masterpiece, The General. This film is being presented as a double feature with a rare 1926 Japanese silent film A Page of Madness at 8pm. You have the option to purchase tickets to a single film... MORE »
  • March 03 Somerville Theatre
    Alloy Orchestra presents brilliant live musical accompaniment for a rare 1926 Japanese silent film, A Page of Madness, which combines astounding cinematography with an emotionally packed, nonlinear story exploring its characters' (sometimes unhinged) minds. This film is being presented as a double... MORE »
  • March 04 The Rockwell
    From Galway, We Banjo 3 finds common ground between Old World tradition and authentic Americana by playing their banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin in an innovative fusion of styles that they dub Celtgrass. The award-winning band’s rousing revelry, virtuosity, power, passion, and purpose are... MORE »
  • March 09 The Sinclair
    Red Baraat Festival of Colors is a celebration of Holi, a Hindu holiday marked by public gatherings of families, friends, and strangers rejoicing in song, dance, and the exchange of “colors." The holiday signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and an opportunity to meet... MORE »
  • March 10 Berklee Performance Center
    Celebrated flamenco dancer Jesús Carmona and his company of 10 dancers, musicians, and vocalists perform an innovative and emotionally charged program titled Impetu's (bursting with energy), set to beloved Spanish scores by Albéniz, Riqueni, and Escudero. Flamenco Festival 2018 continues with... MORE »
  • March 11 Berklee Performance Center
    An extraordinary artist famed for her bold, powerful performances, Eva Yerbabuena maintains a riveting balance between artistic innovation and rich flamenco tradition. She performs the Boston premiere of ¡Ay! featuring dramatic solo dance accompanied by a percussionist, guitarist, violinist, and... MORE »
  • March 16 - March 17 The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
    The award-winning pioneer of contemporary dance in Cuba, DanzAbierta performs the Boston premiere of Malson, a sharp and melancholic love letter to Havana based in a virtual world of relationships and conflict. Cuba’s bustling streets, colorful cityscapes, and blue sea come alive in film vignettes... MORE »
  • March 18 The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
    With Mahanthappa on alto saxophone, Rez Abbasi on guitar, and Dan Weiss on tabla, Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition creates a mesmerizing and fiery brand of jazz blended with eastern Indian roots music. The vibrant presence of Indian rhythmic and melodic elements is supercharged in a modern... MORE »
  • March 23 Sanders Theatre
    World-famous tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and renowned bansuri flutist Rakesh Chaurasia perform a brilliant evening of Indian classical music. One of the world’s most esteemed and influential musicians, Zakir Hussain is appreciated both in the field of percussion and for his genre-defying... MORE »
  • March 24 Berklee Performance Center
    Spanning jazz, Latin, and African influences, Transparent Water is an exquisitely beautiful new collaboration between the seven-time Grammy-nominated Cuban pianist, composer, and bandleader Omar Sosa and the award-winning Senegalese kora master and singer Seckou Keita. They are touring with... MORE »
  • March 29 The Rockwell
    Revered Portuguese singer, composer, guitarist, and poet Lula Pena blends traditional fado with layers of Portuguese folk, French chanson, Cape Verdean morna, and Brazilian bossa nova. Her voice is haunting, her guitar style unique, and her approach to her music deeply emotional and intense. With... MORE »
  • April 05 The Rockwell
    A deeply sensitive and truly virtuosic performer, South African guitarist Derek Gripper renders the great kora works of Malian masters Toumani Diabaté, Ballaké Sissoko, and others for classical guitar. Transcribing the works originally written for the 21-string kora (harp lute) for a six-string... MORE »
  • April 06 Brighton Music Hall
    Chinese Man is a French trip-hop band whose influences span the globe. Created in 2004, the Marseille-based group’s eclectic sound blends old school hip-hop, original vocals, and rap with French sensibilities mixed with funk, dub, reggae, and jazz. A collective comprised of Zé Mateo, High Ku, and... MORE »
  • April 06 Berklee Performance Center
    Exquisite vocalist Ana Moura possesses a sound unlike any other in fado. Her voice strolls freely through the Portuguese tradition, flirting elegantly with pop and broadening the soul-baring genre with stunning results.
  • April 08 Berklee Performance Center
    Welcome the Stranger combines the talents of sacred and secular artists from both Muslim and Sikh traditions in a musical response to hate crimes. Featuring the passionate vocals of Kiran Ahluwalia (from India) and inspired songwriting of Souad Massi (Algeria), combined with traditional Sikh temple... MORE »
  • April 13 Berklee Performance Center
    Raised in Havana, Daymé Arocena reimagines her African roots through jazz, soul, and funk. Her powerful singing and buoyant music defy expectations, drawing on the rhythms of Afro-Cuban traditions, the nimble athleticism of jazz, and the catchy hooks of pop melodies. Become a CRASHers-level member... MORE »
  • April 14 Berklee Performance Center
    Max Raabe and his 12-piece Palast Orchester bring Weimar-era cabaret to life by meticulously recreating music of the 1920s and 1930s with elegance, verve, and humor. Their new critically-acclaimed show Let´s Do It finds the German band taking on the American Songbook with a program stacked with... MORE »
  • April 20 - April 22 The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
    Visionary choreographer Alonzo King actively develops bold original works with other artists from diverse disciplines and cultures. World Music/CRASHarts has commissioned Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s new collaboration with tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, who has composed music especially for this... MORE »
  • April 25 Brighton Music Hall
    Fronted by British-Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine present an exhilarating mash-up of West African highlife, disco, post-punk and psychedelic electro-soul. It sounds as “if you crossed ’70s Nigerian highlife with LCD Soundsystem.”—Pitchfork “A compelling, ear-popping experience... MORE »
  • April 26 Paradise Rock Club
    Monsieur Periné is one of the leading bands in Colombia’s thriving new music scene. Their signature “swing a la Colombiana” blends 1930s Paris with the youthful spirit of modern Bogotá, mixing Django Reinhardt–inspired Gypsy jazz with cumbia, son, bolero, tango, and samba. *Subscription discounts... MORE »
  • April 27 Brighton Music Hall
    Multiple Grammy–winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard’s latest project with E-Collective features layered grooves teeming with funk, R&B, and blues created by four young musical pioneers: guitarist Charles Altura, pianist Fabian Almazan, bassist David “DJ” Ginyard Jr., and drummer Oscar... MORE »
  • May 03 Berklee Performance Center
    Led by Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and Grammy-winning jazz superstar bassist-composer Dave Holland, Crosscurrents showcases the long and vibrant relationship between jazz and Indian classical music, both of which have improvisation as a core tenet. The international supergroup also features... MORE »
  • May 05 Berklee Performance Center
    Fourteen-year-old jazz piano prodigy Joey Alexander develops fresh takes on well-known tunes, combining them seamlessly with his own original compositions. His 2015 debut album, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy nominations for Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Best Improvised Solo, making him... MORE »
  • May 06 The Rockwell
    Personal, political, passionate, and experimental Nano Stern is the voice of a new generation inspired by the nueva canción movement in Chile. A guitar virtuoso with a powerful voice, Stern and his trio create an extraordinary fusion of indie, folk, rock, and jazz. 
  • May 12 The Sinclair
    One of the most-lauded Afro-Cuban groups on the scene today, the Pedrito Martinez Group draws on sizzling Cuban music, complex rhythms, jazz, and pop to create irresistible, high-energy performances. *Subscription discounts are not available for this concert. Presented in association with Bowery... MORE »
  • May 17 - May 18 Berklee Performance Center
    With a repertoire that crosses genres of classical, jazz, and golden-era pop music, Pink Martini draws inspiration from music from all over the world and performs in 22 languages. The self-proclaimed “little orchestra” is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Sympathique, its first and most popular... MORE »
  • May 20 Berklee Performance Center
    Internationally acclaimed kamancheh (Persian spiked fiddle) master Kayhan Kalhor and Turkish singer and bağlama (long-necked lute) virtuoso Erdal Erzincan blend ecstatic rhythms with sensual melodic phrases to create intensely spiritual and emotional music.