• Highlighting music that knows no borders, three local artists take the stage at Hostelling International Boston for a night of global music that showcases the international communities of greater Boston. Hear... More »
  • In a dazzling display of Indian percussion, tabla superstar Zakir Hussain is joined by the finest musicians from India’s classical and folk traditions. The lineup includes Zakir Hussain on tabla, Niladri Kumar... More »
  • From Zimbabwe, Mokoomba is one of Africa’s most exciting bands, performing knockout live shows filled with a potent blend of African sounds laced with international styles from soukous to soul. More »
  • Drones and beats, crimson beads, and towering black lamb’s-wool hats all serve as a striking backdrop to the Ukrainian folk-punk quartet DakhaBrakha. With one foot in the urban avant-garde and the other in... More »
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Coming Up

  • April 21   Berklee Performance Center
    Tabla superstar Zakir Hussain is appreciated in both the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. Masters of Percussion began as an outgrowth of Zakir’s duet tours with his late father, the legendary Ustad Allarakha, as their biennial appearances provided... MORE »
  • April 30   City Winery
    Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive folk revival movement. Drawing from French, Irish, and Canadian traditions, the band blends vocals, fiddle, hurdy-gurdy, guitar, accordion, and percussive feet to create a joyous new sound that swings, reels, jigs, and sings with centuries... MORE »
  • May 02   HI Boston Hostel
    Highlighting music that knows no borders, three local artists take the stage at Hostelling International Boston for a night of global music that showcases the international communities of greater Boston. Hear their music and listen to their stories as each up-and-coming artist shares their own... MORE »
  • May 04   Berklee Performance Center
    In a rare Boston appearance, world-renowned sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar reflects on her accomplished musical journey, drawing on classical Indian music and experimenting with new ideas in a cross-cultural dialogue. She will be accompanied by Ojas Adhiya on tabla, Pirashanna... MORE »
  • May 05   City Winery
    Ranky Tanky takes the traditional music of the coastal South and shakes it up with the soul of gospel and the bounce of funk, jazz, and R&B. The result is “get down” music, or “Ranky Tanky,” as it’s known in the Gullah language. Subscription discounts are not available for this concert.... MORE »
  • May 10 - May 12   Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
    BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company, unites distinguished choreographers with outstanding world-class dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. Hailed among the Top Ten of the Year in Dance by the Boston Globe in 2016, BalletX returns with a diverse... MORE »
  • 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 José González & The String Theory and Yann Tiersen. 
  • May 25   Berklee Performance Center
    French composer and multi-instrumentalist Yann Tiersen creates fragile, evocative compositions filled with achingly beautiful melodies. He is perhaps best known for his award-winning soundtrack for the film Amélie, but that only scratches the surface of his enormously rich musical output. He will... 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.
  • 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     
  • 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 »