• Cellist and composer Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting, and compelling music.  More »
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Coming Up

  • May 23   First Parish Unitarian
    Cellist and composer Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting, and compelling music.  You might also like Yann Tiersen. 
  • May 25   Berklee Performance Center
    French composer and multi-instrumentalist Yann Tiersen creates fragile, evocative compositions filled with achingly beautiful melodies. Although he is perhaps best known for his music being used for the award-winning soundtrack for the film Amélie, that only scratches the surface of his rich... MORE »
  • May 31   City Winery
    Banda Magda effortlessly moves from samba to vintage French pop, Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia, and beyond. Fresh off its Grammy-winning collaboration with Snarky Puppy, the band draws on its global backgrounds (Greece, Argentina, Japan, Colombia, USA) to deliver cinematic and infectious... MORE »
  • June 05   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.
  • June 24   City Winery
    Kora virtuoso Sona Jobarteh has modernized the presentation of kora music by playing while standing, and singing with an electric Afropop band. Effortlessly blending different musical styles, Jobarteh uses her innovative stance to talk about cultural identity, gender, love, and respect, while still... MORE »
  • September 20   Royale
    A sensational live band, Tinariwen electrifies traditional Tuareg melodies with edgy blues, rock, Berber, and Arabic influences, producing a gritty, hypnotic sound. Subscription discounts are not available for this concert.Presented in association with     
  • October 01   Royale
    Paris-based electro swing band Caravan Palace delivers a rip-roaring party bursting with hedonistic house and vintage sounds to euphoric effect. Tickets on sale now to World Music/CRASHarts members 5/2, 12pm. General public on sale 5/3, 12pm. Subscription discounts are not available for this... MORE »
  • October 26 - October 27   Berklee Performance Center
      Pink Martini is turning 25 and invites fans to come celebrate the milestone on its Silver Jubilee tour this fall! Lead by the gorgeous vocals of China Forbes, Portland’s “little orchestra” will be performing songs from throughout its nine studio album career. Drawing inspiration from music from... MORE »
  • February 22   House of Blues Boston
    Celebrating music without borders, CRASHfest transforms the House of Blues into an indoor global music festival. With more than ten bands playing on three stages, CRASHfest features an expansive dance floor and seated balcony overlooking the main stage, and additional stages in the... MORE »