List of Events

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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.
  • October 03 Sanders Theatre
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