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    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 punctuated with fiery horn arrangements, and echoes the haunting cries of work songs and pulsating drums that reach back to the real roots of it all. HBO's music is an inspiring testament to the enduring power, ...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

    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

    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

    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

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