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January 2018

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The Klezmatics

January 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
The Town Hall,
123 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036 United States
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The Klezmatics

World Music Institue opnes its Contemporary Jewish series with The Klezmatics. The Contemporary Jewish series focuses on developments in modern Jewish music, particularly cultural movements that have had their genesis in New York City. This includes modern developments in klezmer…

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February 2018

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Hasidic New Wave

February 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Littlefield,
622 Degraw Street Brooklyn
New York, NY United States
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Hasidic New Wave

World Music Institue continues its Contemporary Jewish series with Hasidic New Wave. The Contemporary Jewish series focuses on developments in modern Jewish music, particularly cultural movements that have had their genesis in New York City. This includes modern developments in…

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Tal National

February 23, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Littlefield,
622 Degraw Street Brooklyn
New York, NY United States
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Tal National

World Music Institute continues its Counterpoint series with Tal National. WMI’s Counterpoint series showcases contemporary artists who push the boundaries of what world music can mean as the divisions between cultures become less prominent in the 21st century.   When…

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March 2018

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Africa Now!

March 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Apollo Theater,
253 W 125th St
New York, 10027 United States
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Africa Now!

Now in its sixth season, this annual concert at the Apollo celebrates the best of today’s African music scene. This year’s concert spotlights the continent’s contemporary trends in electronic music featuring Black Coffee, Tony Allen & Jeff Mills and Pierre…

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Wu Man & Huayin Shadow Puppet Band

March 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
New York Society for Ethical Culture,
2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10025 United States
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wu man

World Music Institue continues its Origins series with Wu Man & Huayin Shadow Puppet Band. WMI’s Origins series highlights artists who delve into the folklore and roots of their respective culture's music to tell the story of their origins, preserving…

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Muslim Women’s Voices
Emel Mathlouthi, Alsarah & The Nubatones, Farah Siraj

March 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium,
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, United States
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World Music Institute continues its Global/Local series with Muslim Women's Voices: Emel Mathlouthi, Alsarah & The Nubatones, Farah Siraj. World Music Institute in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art presents Muslim Women's Voices, a concert featuring three of today's…

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April 2018

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Daymé Arocena

April 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Pioneer Works,
159 Pioneer St
Brooklyn (Red Hook) , NY 11231 United States
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Daymé Arocena

World Music Institute constinues its Voces De Las Mujeres series with Daymé Arocena. WMI's Voces De Las Mujeres series is a cross-cultural series that presents powerful women vocalists from Spanish and Portuguese-speaking cultures and traditions. This series celebrates influential women…

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John Zorn’s Masada
Book 3 The Book B’riah

April 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Symphony Space,
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025 United States
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john zorn

World Music Institue continues its Contemporary Jewish series with Hasidic John Zorn's Masada. The Contemporary Jewish series focuses on developments in modern Jewish music, particularly cultural movements that have had their genesis in New York City. This includes modern developments…

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Festival of Mali

April 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - April 16, 2018 @ 11:00 pm
Brooklyn Bowl,
61 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Toumani Diabaté

This festival brings together some of the most important artists from one of Africa's most musically rich countries. When the Northern Mali conflict broke out in 2012 all non-religious music was banned putting an abrupt halt to the creative forces…

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Jazz Epistles
Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya and Hugh Masekela

April 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
The Town Hall,
123 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036 United States
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jazz epistles

World Music Institute continues its Masters of Afrivan Music series with Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya and Hugh Masekela. South African Jazz legends Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela reunite and perform on one stage for the first time in almost 60…

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Dancing the Gods

April 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - April 22, 2018 @ 11:00 pm
Symphony Space,
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025 United States
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dancing

The World Music Institute's annual Dancing the Gods festival returns for its seventh season. Hailed as “among the most probing and serious” Indian classical dance festivals (DanceTabs), with “a record of attracting some truly godlike dancers” (The New York Times).…

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Ibibio Sound Machine

April 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bowl,
61 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Ibibio Sound Machine

World Music Institute continues its Counterpoint series with Ibibio Sound Machine. Fronted by London-born Nigerian singer Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West-African funk…

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May 2018

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Imarhan

May 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center,
61 West 62nd Street
New York City, 10011 United States
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Imarhan

World Music Institute continues its Desert Blues series with Imarhan. Led by Sadam, the youngest member of Tinariwen, Imarhan (meaning ‘the ones I care about’) is one of the best young Tuareg bands from Algeria. Their music reflects their cultural…

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LADAMA

May 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Littlefield,
622 Degraw Street Brooklyn
New York, NY United States
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LADAMA

World Music Institute constinues its Voces De Las Mujeres series with Daymé Arocena. WMI's Voces De Las Mujeres series is a cross-cultural series that presents powerful women vocalists from Spanish and Portuguese-speaking cultures and traditions. This series celebrates influential women…

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Tanya Tagaq

May 11, 2018 @ 7:30 am
Le Poisson Rouge,
158 Bleecker St
New York City, NY 10012 United States
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Tanya Tagaq

World Music Institute continues its Counterpoint series with Tanya Tagaq. WMI’s Counterpoint series showcases contemporary artists who push the boundaries of what world music can mean as the divisions between cultures become less prominent in the 21st century.   When…

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June 2018

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Pt. Krishna Bhatt & Gyan Riley

June 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Le Poisson Rouge,
158 Bleecker St
New York City, NY 10012 United States
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Pt. Krishna Bhatt & Gyan Riley

This concert is a special collaboration between sitar legend Pt. Krishna Bhatt and son and successor to Terry Riley’s great musical heritage, Gyan Riley. Krishna Bhatt is well known for his collaborations with tabla master Zakir Hussain and pioneering minimalist…

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Kronos Quartet & Soo Yeon Lyuh

June 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
92nd Street Y,
Lexington Avenue & 92th STreet
New York, NY United States
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Kronos Quartet & Soo Yeon Lyuh

This concert will be a special collaboration between the Kronos Quartet and Korean musician Soo Yeon Lyuh. For more than 40 years, the Kronos Quartet has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment…

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