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    Gifrants and Segwe

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum and World Music/CRASHarts at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    September 5, 2015

    Hypnotic! Relaxing! Inspiring! Engaging! Thoughtful! Beautiful! Just to list a few attributes cited by critics and listeners alike. Indeed, Gifrants’ music conveys the simplicity and complexity, beauty and sensuality of Haitian music as well as the struggles, resilience and hope of his Haitian brothers and sisters. No doubt his musical legacy shall influence many generations to come. Come hear his band perform ...more


    Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca

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

    September 17, 2015

    Raised in The Democratic Republic of the Congo (known as Zaire at the time) with Angolan family roots, Ricardo Lemvo creates an exhilarating mix of African soukous, Cuban salsa and Angolan...more

    Lula Pena

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

    September 19, 2015

    Born in Lisbon and now living in Barcelona, Lula Pena blends traditional fado with layers of Portuguese folk, French chanson, Cape Verdean morna, and Brazilian bossa nova. With a commanding yet...more

    Vieux Farka Toure

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

    September 20, 2015

    Vieux Farka Touré crafts Malian blues in the rich Songhai tradition of his late father, famed guitarist Ali Farka Touré. Vieux draws on haunting Saharan blues and traditional Malian melodies and...more

    Fanfarai

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

    September 22, 2015

    The rousing 11-member Algerian/French brass band Fanfaraï puts on a high energy show, with a battery of horns, traditional percussion, North African raï, Balkan beats, Afro-Cuban swing, and...more

    The High Kings

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    October 3, 2015

    The High Kings are an Irish supergroup made up of Finbarr Clancy (formerly of the Clancy Brothers), Brian Dunphy (formerly a cast member of Riverdance), Martin Furey (formerly of the group...more

    Cimarrón

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

    October 17, 2015

    With a wild, powerful, and unbridled sound, Cimarrón lives up to the meaning of its name, untamed. The Grammy-nominated Colombian ensemble creates a fiery kind of music called música...more

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