• Our Winter/Spring 2019 season includes 39 concerts featuring artists from 22 different countries, making it one of our most exciting and diverse seasons to date! More »
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  • 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 multi-Grammy-winning group came together in the early... More »
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Coming Up

  • December 16   City Winery
    World renowned and multi-Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Bebel Gilberto has been enchanting fans and critics worldwide with her trademark sultry Brazilian bossa nova. Accompanied by acclaimed guitarist Guilherme Monteiro, she will perform favorites from her catalogue as well as a few new... MORE »
  • January 08   The Sinclair
    Rising stars from the Middle East, 47SOUL specialize in a style they call Shamstep, an irresistible mixture of traditional dabke dance music fused with electronic beats, hip-hop, funk, and reggae. They deliver a potent political message sung in both Arabic and English. Subscription... MORE »
  • January 11   Cahners Theater, Museum of Science
    Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, explores the reigns of powerful ancient queens to illuminate a time when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, these strong female leaders may be considered exceptions to the rule, but their power and influence are undeniable.... MORE »
  • January 18 - January 19   Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
    Tap dancer and choreographer Michelle Dorrance honors tap dance’s unique American tradition while pushing the form rhythmically, aesthetically, and conceptually. Her iconic tap company, Dorrance Dance, includes 12 dancers and a live band performing Myelination and the Boston premieres of Jungle... MORE »
  • January 19   Berklee Performance Center
    A jazzy, sexy twist on the chanson tradition, Paris Combo is an irresistible affair loaded with attitude and charm. Fronted by vocalist Belle du Berry, the Paris-based group pays homage to a century of French cabaret music with the smoldering influences of swinging Gypsy jazz and French pop. You... MORE »
  • January 25   Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
    Over three separate performances, Dance UP will feature Boston premiere works by Danza Orgánica, Prometheus Dance, and the Wondertwins, three of Boston’s most exciting contemporary dance companies. This evening features Danza Orgánica, a social justice-oriented dance theater company that draws... MORE »
  • January 26   Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
    Over three separate performances, Dance UP will feature Boston premiere works by Danza Orgánica, Prometheus Dance, and the Wondertwins, three of Boston’s most exciting contemporary dance companies. This evening will feature Prometheus Dance. The company celebrates 30 years of dancemaking that... MORE »
  • January 27   Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
    Over three separate performances, Dance UP will feature Boston premiere works by Danza Orgánica, Prometheus Dance, and the Wondertwins, three of Boston’s most exciting contemporary dance companies. This performance will feature the Wondertwins, who, with the technical facility of hip-hop and... MORE »
  • February 01   Somerville Theatre
    Suitcase Stories features foreign- and US-born residents sharing powerful and inspiring stories of refugee and immigrant life. Featured nationally on PBS, Suitcase Stories exposes the complexity of immigrant experiences through personal narrative. Part of the proceeds support critical programming... MORE »
  • February 02   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 multi-Grammy-winning group came together in the early 1960s and continues to thrill audiences around the world with its strong, proud melodies... MORE »
  • February 09   Somerville Theatre
    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 »
  • February 17   Berklee Performance Center
    The Hotel Amour tour marks the musical love affair between Pink Martini’s beloved founder, composer, and pianist, Thomas M. Lauderdale and international singing sensation and queen of chanson, Meow Meow. Accompanied by members of the Pink Martini orchestra, their century-spanning repertoire... MORE »
  • February 23   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, the Foundation Room, and the restaurant.... MORE »
  • March 02   Berklee Performance Center
    Flamenco superstar, Farruquito is heir to Spain’s  legendary Farruco dynasty. Regarded as one of the most faithful representatives of flamenco puro, Farruquito performs intimate, authentic, and visceral flamenco. For this new program, he will be accompanied by three singers, five musicians, and two... MORE »
  • March 03   Somerville Theatre
    Fritz Lang’s iconic sci-fi masterpiece, Metropolis, was Alloy Orchestra’s first silent movie score, making the group world famous in 1991. This is the most recent restoration of the film you would have seen in 1925, complete, coherent, and with the original English subtitles. Alloy’s expanded score... MORE »
  • March 08 - March 09   Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
    Award-winning dancer and choreographer Danielle Agami was part of Israel’s world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company before founding Ate9. Based in Los Angeles, Ate9 has quickly become one of the most important dance companies on the West Coast. Agami’s innovative new work, calling glenn, is a... MORE »
  • March 09   First Parish Unitarian
    South African guitarist Derek Gripper transcribes the works of Malian masters originally written for the 21-string kora (harp lute) to a six-string classical guitar. For his widely acclaimed African Strings project, he performs original, contemporary, and traditional African music, joined by... MORE »
  • March 10   Somerville Theatre
    Two of Mali’s biggest stars, Habib Koité and Bassekou Kouyaté, come together with a full band for an extraordinary evening of African music. Koité is a guitar virtuoso and modern troubadour with a sweet, intimate voice. Kouyaté is a master of the ngoni, an ancestor of the banjo. Both musicians have... MORE »
  • 3MA
    March 13   The Rockwell
    3MA features three master African musicians blending the emblematic stringed instruments of their respective countries to create an intricate musical tapestry. For the past ten years, Mali’s Ballaké Sissoko on kora, Morocco’s Driss El Maloumi on oud, and Madagascar’s Rajery on valiha have shared a... MORE »
  • March 18   Symphony Hall
    Indie folk artist José González has mesmerized audiences across the globe with his powerful, haunting, and intimate songs. For his newest collaboration, he is accompanied by The String Theory, a maverick chamber orchestra from Berlin and Gothenburg. You might also like CRASHfest,  El Septeto... MORE »
  • March 22   Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
    Saxophonist-composer Ken Field (Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, Revolutionary Snake Ensemble) teamed with his wife, award-winning independent animator Karen Aqua, to create soundtracks for her animated films for several decades until her untimely passing in 2011. In 2017 Field was invited by the... MORE »
  • March 23   Berklee Performance Center
    Leaves of Grass finds brilliant composer and pianist Fred Hersch setting Walt Whitman's exultant poetry to music. Vocalists Kurt Elling and Kate McGarry bring Whitman's words to life with emotion and grace while Hersch's stellar octet provides an atmospheric and nuanced backdrop. You might also... MORE »
  • March 29   First Church in Cambridge Congregational
    Hailing from different ethnic nomadic cultures from across Inner Mongolia, the charismatic nine-member Anda Union unites a wide range of musical instruments and vocal styles to capture the essence of traditional Mongolian music while creating a new and exciting sound. Become a CRASHers-level member... MORE »
  • March 30   Berklee Performance Center
    Latin Grammy‒winning Vicente Amigo is known as one of today's most dazzling flamenco guitarists and a likely successor to Paco de Lucía. Hailing from Córdoba, Spain, Amigo is at the forefront of a new generation of flamenco performers, steeped in the classic style while constantly innovating within... MORE »
  • March 31   Sanders Theatre
    Saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists today. Featuring Redman on sax, Aaron Goldberg on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Gregory Hutchinson on drums, the quartet will perform new, original pieces composed by Redman... MORE »
  • April 04   First Church in Cambridge Congregational
    From the Republic of Georgia, Iberi performs one of the world’s most distinctive choral traditions, Georgian polyphonic vocal singing. From rousing drinking songs to heartbreaking folk ballads, the six-person ensemble brings new life to the gorgeous melodies and rich harmonies that have echoed for... MORE »
  • April 05   City Winery
    Boldly modern yet respectful of her Malian roots, Fatoumata Diawara creates music that draws from her heritage but with a vision that looks confidently to the future. Her live performances “scream with energy” (NPR), with songs covering such timeless subjects as respect, love, migration, family,... MORE »
  • April 07   Berklee Performance Center
    With fiddlers Martin Hayes and Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh, guitarist Dennis Cahill, singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, and pianist Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), The Gloaming burst onto the music scene with a distinctive new sound. In a rare combination of lush Irish tunes, ancient sean-nós songs, and brave... MORE »
  • April 07   Sanders Theatre
    BANGS introduces one of jazz’s most exciting trios to arrive in years. Pianist Jason Moran, guitarist Mary Halvorson, and trumpeter and cornetist Ron Miles collide in BANGS to push the boundaries of jazz, blending tempo, texture, and tune.  Halvorson cuts the chords into shards, while Miles seems... MORE »
  • April 12   Somerville Theatre
    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. You might also like Mokoomba, CRASHfest, Habib Koité and Bassekou Kouyaté, and Fatoumata Diawara. 
  • April 13   Somerville Theatre
    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 Ukrainian village culture, the group’s self-proclaimed “ethno-chaos” is a refreshingly novel... MORE »
  • April 18   Sanders Theatre
    “One of the greatest songwriters of the century” (The New York Times), Caetano Veloso is among the most influential and beloved artists to emerge from Brazil. Since the 1960s, Veloso has been a major musical, social, and cultural force in Brazil and all over the world. His latest project, Ofertório... MORE »
  • April 18   City Winery
    El Septeto Santiaguero infuses an adventurous streak into the traditional son music of its native Santiago de Cuba. After honing their sound at the famous Casa de la Trova nightclub, they collaborated with salsa stars like José Alberto (“El Canario”) and Rubén Blades. The band won the Latin Grammy... MORE »
  • April 21   Berklee Performance Center
    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 on sitar, The Kerala Drummers, and Eric Harland on drums. You might also like Anda Union... 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 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 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 »