List of Events

  • Kotoko Brass standing together in a group
    Inspired by the traditional drum rhythms of Ghana, Kotoko Brass has created a unique, joyful, and improvisational style of West African dance music described by the Boston Globe as “propulsive, infectious party music.” The drums provide the heart and soul of Kotoko Brass—merging syncopated African... MORE »
  • Natu Camara plays guitar and sings on stage
    October 06
    Natu Camara grew up in Guinea and led West Africa’s first all-female hip-hop sensation, The Ideal Black Girls. Now she’s out on her own with an effervescent sound that blends Afropop and soul with her passion for social justice to create inspirational songs of hope and healing.  This livestream is... MORE »
  • Black String Band Stands dressed up with instruments against white background
    October 13
    From Seoul, Black String creates a unique musical language that draws on traditional Korean music, American jazz, and edgy improvisation. Lyrical melodies performed on traditional Korean folk instruments are amplified with guitar and electronics to form dynamic, harmonic collisions of modes and... MORE »
  • Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band stands in backyard holding instruments
    Boston’s internationally acclaimed Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band brings passion, virtuosity, and energy to every performance with its irresistible contemporary interpretation of Jewish music. The group improvises with the intimacy of chamber music and the intensity of a rowdy dance band.  If there... MORE »
  • Newpoli band members performing on stage
    Newpoli crosses through time, culture, and musical styles as it performs modernized taranta music from southern Italy and surrounding countries. The high-energy ensemble stirs up a mesmerizing sound that melds traditional Italian folk music, Greek and Turkish grooves, Mediterranean and Spanish... MORE »
  •  Amythyst Kiah with black hat on stares at camera
    October 27
    With a powerful voice of truth and beauty, “Amythyst Kiah is one of roots music’s most exciting emerging talents," according to Rolling Stone. Her deeply moving, hypnotic sound finds inspiration in old-time music, alternative rock, gospel, folk, country, and blues. A member of Our Native Daughters... MORE »
  • Victor Quijada smiling headshot
    November 11
    Choreographer Victor Quijada, who was a B-boy in Los Angeles before signing on with Twyla Tharp and later Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, founded his company RUBBERBAND in 2002. Ever So Slightly, his newest work, which was commissioned by Global Arts Live, made its Boston premiere at last... MORE »
  • Boston Dance Theater dancers jump midair in rehearsal space
    November 14
    Founded in 2018 by Jessie Jeanne Stinnett, Boston Dance Theater (BDT) is a Boston-based contemporary dance company codirected by Stinnett and award-winning Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili. BDT showcases the talents of Boston-based dancers and presents works by acclaimed choreographers. This fall... MORE »
  • Women holds hands up smiling in yellow outfit speaking into mic suitcase stories
    November 21 - December 05
    Suitcase Stories® features foreign- and US-born residents sharing powerful and inspiring stories of refugee and immigrant life. Featured nationally on PBS, Suitcase Stories® exposes the complexity of immigrant experiences through entertaining and informative real-life stories. The Suitcase Stories... MORE »
  • Newpoli performs against a gray background with a "rescheduled" banner over the image
    January 21
    Newpoli crosses through time, culture, and musical styles as it performs modernized taranta music from southern Italy and surrounding countries. The high-energy ensemble stirs up a mesmerizing sound that melds traditional Italian folk music, Greek and Turkish grooves, Mediterranean and Spanish... MORE »
  • Male Malpaso dancer in gray shirt holding a female dancer with long hair behind him, her hand gripped on his thighs, against a red background with a "rescheduled" banner over it
    An exceptional contemporary company from Cuba, Malpaso Dance Company is committed to working with top international choreographers while also nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography. Passionate, fluidly athletic dancers perform Indomitable Waltz by Aszure Barton; Carrying Floor, a solo danced... MORE »
  • Mariza standing with her arms holding up a beautifully detailed green, silver, and black dress while looking off to the side with a "rescheduled" banner over the image
    Portuguese fado star Mariza has become one of the most widely acclaimed stars on the global stage. Whether singing traditional numbers or new songs, she honors the legacy of fado with her clarion voice and mesmerizing stage presence. This concert has been rescheduled from May 10, Berklee... MORE »
  • Black and white photo of Ana Moura where she's looking directly into the camera and smiling with a "rescheduled" banner across the image
    Exquisite vocalist Ana Moura possesses a sound unlike any other in fado. Her voice strolls freely through the Portuguese tradition, flirting elegantly with pop and broadening the soul-baring genre with stunning results. This concert has been rescheduled from Jun 26, Berklee Performance Center. On... MORE »
  • Lila Downs with a crown of peppers on her head with a black background with a banner reading "rescheduled" over the image
    Iconic Grammy-winning singer Lila Downs bridges traditions from across the Americas, with influences ranging from the folk and ranchera music of Mexico and South America to North American folk, jazz, blues, and hip-hop. As a passionate human-rights activist, Lila write lyric that often highlight... MORE »
  • Raphael Zavier in a white suit with black shirt and sneakers holding his left foot behind him with right hand, left arm extended in front of him with a "rescheduled" banner over the image
    Known for his “artful and mesmerizing” (Dance Magazine) take on hip-hop and Breaking, Raphael Xavier takes this movement vocabulary to uncharted territory with a transcendent mix of poetry, precision, and spontaneity. His new work, Sassafrazz: From Roots to Mastery, explores the three stages of... MORE »
  • Beatrice Martin in yellow sitting on white chair gazing into distance in front of green wall with a "rescheduled" banner over the image
    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. She will be performing a special acoustic concert of her... MORE »
  • The 4 members of DuoDuo in assorted positions with a pink and gray background with a "rescheduled" banner over the image
    DuoDuo brings together the duo of Celtic cellist Natalie Haas and Québécois guitarist Yann Falquet with the duo of Scottish harpist Maeve Gilchrist and Michigan-born percussive dancer Nic Gareiss. With four individually powerful artists from Irish, Québécois, Scottish, and folk traditions, the... MORE »