Thursday, May 2, 8:00 pm
19 Stuart St., Boston 02116
General admission

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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 cultural and artistic journeys in a facilitated Q & A following each performance, led by Melissa Alexis, Community Affairs Manager at Hostelling International Boston.

7pm doors. 8pm show. Cash bar.

Meridian 71
Meridian 71 is an eclectic and international ensemble of Boston-based musicians performing original music that crosses boundaries, with influences ranging from jazz and improvised music to Mediterranean and West-African music traditions. The group will be releasing a new album in 2019. Meridian 71 will perform as a trio with Giuseppe Paradiso on drums, Utar Artun on keys, and Galen Willett on electric fretless bass.

Sidy Maiga
From Mali, West Africa, Sidy Maiga has been drumming since his early teens and is a regular on the music scene playing not only traditional Malian music, but a fusion of African, Latin, blues, and Brazilian music. He teaches djembe and dundun drumming to students at schools and universities around the country. Sidy Maiga will be performing with Balla Kouyaté.

Blythe Schulte
Blythe Schulte is a multicultural musician and innovator. Her Chinese, German, Scandinavian, French, British, Korean, and Irish ancestry gives her a distinct perspective. A Berklee College of Music student, she recently debuted her original tune, "Out of Many, One," to a broadcast audience of 100 million+. She has toured in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. She will be accompanied by fellow Berklee student, keyboardist Keith Chen.

Melissa Alexis
A native of Massachusetts and a first generation Trinidadian American, Melissa is a community collaborator, dance artist and yoga teacher facilitating community building and healing arts throughout greater Boston in multiple capacities. She currently serves as Community Affairs Manager at Hostelling International Boston in addition to leading her consulting practice, Cultural Fabric.

Global is Local / Local is Global -5/2 @ HI Boston Hostel

Giuseppe Paradiso Meridian 71 - "Metropolitan Sketches" (Live in studio)

Sidy Maiga and Afrimanding ft Michelle Cruz

" 相思我 (Yearning)" by Blythe Schulte