List of Events

  • 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
    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     
  • October 03 Sanders Theatre
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  • 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 »