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    Sowah Mensah, West African drummer

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 1, 2014

    Sowah Mensah is an ethnomusicologist, composer and a “Master Drummer” from Ghana, West Africa. Sowah has taught music in both Ghana and Nigeria and is currently a music professor at both Macalester College, and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN where he also directs each school’s African Music Ensemble. In addition, he is currently a James Marsh Professor-at-Large at the University of ...more


    Visions of the Silk Road: A Night of Persian Music

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    October 6, 2014

    Featuring Amir Hosein Pourjavady.


    Second Hand Rose

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston

    October 7, 2014

    Liang Long, singer and band leader of Second Hand Rose, experimented with blending local instruments from Harbin, a city in far northeast China near Siberia. He has woven these performance styles...more

    More Than Four meets Brazilian Big Band

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    October 9, 2014

    The vocal jazz quartet More Than Four presents its love of Brazilian music with lush harmonies backed up by a contemporary Brazilian big band.


    The Lion King

    Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Boston Opera House, Boston

    September 9 - October 12, 2014

    Experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve...more

    Yuna

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Paradise Rock Club, Boston

    October 14, 2014

    Yuna, a charismatic young singer-songwriter from Malaysia, has quickly risen from regional DIY notoriety to full-on international stardom with the effortlessly universal appeal of her organic...more

    Daniel Ian Smith: The Latin Side of Billy Strayhorn

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    October 16, 2014

    The weather may be chilly, but the music is HOT! Join us at the multicultural arts center for a Jazz Club performance featuring Daniel Ian Smith and Crew for their "Latin Side of . . . "...more

    Tango Lovers Company

    Presented by TANGO LOVERS Organization at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    October 17, 2014

    With dynamism and high artistic quality, Tango Lovers Company brings all the glamour, passion, and sensuality of tango to the stage. Featuring talented artists from Argentina and Uruguay, Tango...more

    California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    October 17, 2014

    Featuring six virtuoso guitarists from four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium, and US), California Guitar Trio (CGT) and Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) fuse over 40 years of combined performing...more

    Dianne Reeves

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    October 18, 2014

    Four-time Grammy Award–winner Dianne Reeves is among the most prominent and influential vocalists in jazz. She’s a glorious singer with a sumptuous sound, who has for three decades...more

    Across the Pond

    Presented by Lexington Symphony

    October 18, 2014

    The second concert of Lexington Symphony's 2014-2015 20th-anniversary season celebrates two of England’s most notable composers: George Butterworth and Sir Edward Elgar. Butterworth, one...more

    SpokFrevo Orquestra

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    October 19, 2014

    An astounding 17-piece big band from northeast Brazil, SpokFrevo Orquestra draws inspiration from frevo, a vibrant, old style of carnaval music packed with high energy, driving rhythms, and...more

    Faculty Artist Series: "In Memoriam" by Duo Ibáñez

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    October 19, 2014

    Brookline Music School presents "In Memoriam" with violin faculty, Luis Ibáñez and special guest, pianist, composer, and brother Jorge Ibáñez. The duo will...more

    Presevation Hall Jazz Band & Allen Toussaint

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    October 26, 2014

    New Orleans Legends, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint join forces for an evening of legendary music making. With current director Ben Jaffe, Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings the...more

    Ana Moura

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    November 7, 2014

    Exquisite vocalist Ana Moura possesses a sound unlike any other in fado. Her voice trolls freely though the Portuguese tradition, flirting elegantly with pop and broadening the soul-baring genre...more

    Mary Black

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    November 8, 2014

    Performing for more than 25 years and retiring after this farewell tour, Mary Black has long been considered one of the finest female vocalists in the Celtic world. An unparalleled interpretive...more

    Yale Alumni Russian Chorus and Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 9, 2014

    The Yale Russian Chorus was founded in 1953 at the height of the Cold War by Denis Mickiewicz, a student at the Yale Music School, and George Litton, president of the Yale Russian Club. With its...more

    Agnes Obel

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts

    November 10, 2014

    Pure, austere, and remarkably poised, Agnes Obel infuses her exquisite, atmospheric songs with a deep and resonant melancholy. Her double-platinum debut, Philharmonics, was an unexpected hit in...more

    Diego El Cigala

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    November 14, 2014

    Three-time Grammy Award–winner Diego el Cigala is quite simply the most exciting and innovative flamenco singer in the world today. His earthy, exultant, and richly emotive voice marks him...more

    Milton Nascimento

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    November 16, 2014

    One of Brazil’s greatest stars of all time, Milton Nascimento celebrates a 50-year career with his latest album and world tour, Uma Travessia, featuring classic songs in his repertoire. His...more

    DakhaBrakha

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts

    November 22, 2014

    DakhaBrakha creates wild and unforgettable music that is at once sacred and modern. The award-winning quartet grounds its musical experimentation in the ritualistic songs of Ukraine and its Slavic...more

    Boston Bhangra Competition 2014

    Presented by Boston Bhangra, Inc at Orpheum Theatre, Boston

    November 22, 2014

    If you like excitement, culture and dance, don't miss the 11th Annual Boston Bhangra Competition! Watch as twelve of the best Bhangra teams from North America compete to be crowned the Boston...more

    Tony Kenny's "Christmas Time in Ireland"

    Presented by The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College at Rogers Center for the Arts, North Andover

    December 5, 2014

    Imagine Christmas time in Ireland……A warm turf fire on a cold night, a rousing sing-along by the hearth, favorite Christmas songs and hymns, laughter as everyone gathers for a...more

    Brad Mehldau Trio

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    December 13, 2014

    Recently called “the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years” (The New York Times), Brad Mehldau combines rigorous artistry, eclectic music tastes, and breathtaking...more

    A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    December 15, 2014

    Celebrate the holidays with Rockport Music! Brian O’Donovan’s acclaimed Celtic holiday show returns this year with a festive program featuring a stellar line-up of singers, musicians,...more

    Cape Symphony: Masterpiece III Passport to England

    Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center, Barnstable

    January 17 - January 18, 2015

    JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
    REBECCA HAINS, SOPRANO
    ANGELA JAJKO, MEZZO-SOPRANO
    THOMAS M. FRATES, BARITONE
    NEW ENGLAND GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY CHORUS

    The UK? OK!...more

    Danu

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 10, 2015

    Based in the city of Waterford (Dungarvan Co.), the talented septet (along with kindred spirits like Lúnasa and Dervish) have successfully brought Celtic music back to its earthy,...more

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