List of Events

  • October 26 Somerville Theatre
    One of South Africa's most celebrated musicians and cultural activists, Vusi Mahlasela is a guitarist, singer-songwriter, and poet but is known simply as The Voice in his South African homeland. Honoring the musical traditions of his youth during apartheid, Mahlasela and his band will be performing... MORE »
  • October 28 Cahners Theater, Museum of Science
    Why would anyone willingly plunge headfirst into the war-torn areas of Afghanistan, Darfur, or Libya? For photojournalist Lynsey Addario, the short, simple answer is also the title of her memoir: It’s What I Do. In focusing on humanitarian and human-rights issues, Addario has built her career... MORE »
  • November 04 City Winery
    Malian blues guitar virtuoso and vocalist Mamadou Kelly was a fixture in both the late Ali Farka Touré’s Allstars and Afel Bocoum’s Alkibar, two of the most famous bands in Malian musical history. With an encyclopedic knowledge of Mali’s music and brilliant musicianship, Mamadou Kelly and his band... MORE »
  • November 18 The Rockwell
    From the Greek island of Crete, composer Stelios Petrakis is a virtuosic lyra (three-stringed fiddle) player and a leading figure in the lively Greek roots music scene. His quartet, a string band with laouto (lute or oud), mandolin, and cello, plays a mix of traditional pieces and his own... MORE »
  • November 28 Paradise Rock Club
    Cœur de Pirate (French for pirate heart) is the stage name for award-winning French-Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Béatrice Martin. Her whimsical, magical pop songs blend cabaret music, French lyrics, and playful indie sensibilities. After releasing three albums to international... MORE »
  • November 30 - December 01 The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
    Under the co–artistic direction of Jessie Jeanne Stinnett and award-winning Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili, Boston Dance Theater (BDT) is a Boston-based contemporary dance company committed to presenting relevant works by acclaimed choreographers. BDT showcases the talents of Boston-based... MORE »
  • December 02 Royale
    Inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2016, the multi-GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY-winning artist Draco Rosa has received many awards and recognitions for his career as a recording artist and also for his accomplishments as a composer, musician, singer, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur,... MORE »
  • December 04 Brighton Music Hall
    With a personal, modern take on Arabic pop,  Yasmine Hamdan's seductive vocals are connected to traditions of Arabic music but her sound takes in elements from contemporary Western electronic, pop, and folk music. She’s enjoyed iconic stature in the Middle East since the days of Soapkills, a... MORE »
  • December 11 Paradise Rock Club
    Based in Bogota, Bomba Estéreo’s name “stereo bomb” is a Colombian term for “a really cool, awesome, party.”  And it’s a party they deliver with a combination of cumbia, vallenato, and champeta rhythms that creates an explosive cocktail of tropical sounds and layered electronic grooves.  *... MORE »
  • 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 11 Sanders Theatre
    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, performs the Boston premiere of Myelination, a groundbreaking new work for 12 dancers and a live... 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 quintet pays homage to a century of French cabaret music with the smoldering influences of swinging Gypsy jazz and French pop. You... MORE »
  • January 25 The 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 The 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 The 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 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 23 House of Blues Boston
    Celebrating music that knows no borders, CRASHfest transforms the House of Blues into an indoor global music festival. With ten bands playing on three stages, CRASHfest features an expansive dance floor and seated balcony overlooking the main stage, the luxurious and exotic Foundation Room, and a... 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 08 - March 09 The 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 18 Symphony Hall
    Indie pop 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.
  • 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 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 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 »