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    BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 27, 2015

    As the preeminent Cajun band in the world, BeauSoleil has been generously exporting the rich musical traditions of Southwestern Louisiana for close to forty years. After almost singlehandedly reviving Cajun music in the 70’s, they began incorporating various folk and world music traditions into their sound, creating a musical hybrid unlike any in the world.

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    Noura Mint Seymali

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    May 1, 2015

     A nationally beloved star in Mauritania, Noura Mint Seymali creates a mesmerizing tension between ancient traditions and contemporary idioms. She merges her powerful griot voice with the...more

    The Pedrito Martinez Group

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    April 25, 2015

     The Pedrito Martinez Group has emerged as the tightest Afro-Cuban band in New York. Utterly joyful and completely irresistible, the ensemble has its roots planted firmly in the rumba...more

    The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    April 23, 2015

     Norway, Sweden, and the Shetland Islands have some of the richest fiddling traditions in the world. Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden), and Kevin Henderson (the...more

    Tal National

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    April 10, 2015

     The most popular live act in the West African nation of Niger, Tal National is beloved for its epic live performances. With a large, rotating lineup of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists,...more

    Zakir Hussain and Celtic Connections

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    March 29, 2015

     Tabla master Zakir Hussain has long explored cross-cultural music fusions with the likes of Mickey Hart, Bela Fleck, John McLaughlin, and Yo-Yo Ma. His newest project, Celtic Connections,...more

    Heritage Blues Orchestra

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    March 28, 2015

     Heritage Blues Orchestra (HBO) combines the grit of lowdown country and urban blues with the bold brass of New Orleans. The nine-piece band displays the hand-clapping fervor of gospel...more

    We Banjo 3

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    March 12, 2015

     An award-winning quartet from Galway, We Banjo 3 (plus one) delivers a rousing mix of Irish, old- time American, and bluegrass music with remarkable virtuosity and passion. Brothers Enda and...more

    Alloy Orchestra performs the Son of the Sheik

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    March 7, 2015

     The world-renowned Alloy Orchestra presents the Boston premiere of its live musical score to the 1926 classic silent film The Son of the Sheik, directed by George Fitzmaurice and...more

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