• The fall 2024 is packed with fan favorites, artists making their Boston debut, and fabulous dance performances! More »
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  • Black and white photo of members of Mdou Moctar pose and wear white clothes and turbans.
    June 23 2024
    From Niger, Tuareg guitarist and songwriter Mdou Moctar creates bold, contemporary, desert rock filled with shredding guitar solos. His newest recording, Funeral for Justice, speaks unflinchingly to the plight of Niger and the Tuareg people. J.R.C.G. will open. Presented in association with... MORE »
  • 6 members of the band wearing full scarfs walk through the desert
    July 27 2024
    A sensational live band, Tinariwen electrifies traditional Tuareg melodies with edgy blues, rock, Berber, and Arabic influences, producing a gritty, hypnotic sound. BASIC will open. Presented in association with Bowery Presents. Subscription discounts are not available for this concert. 
  • upiter Bokondji Ilola stands in the middle of his band Okwess, with his arms and hands extended against a blue background.
    Dynamic frontman Jupiter Bokondji Ilola and his band Okwess mix exhilarating Congolese soukous with healthy doses of funk, soul, and rock.
  • Harold López-Nussa's quartet poses on a street in front of Theatro Municipal in São Paulo, Brazil at night. The quartet is wearing jeans and pretending to play instruments.
    September 22 2024
    One of the brightest lights on Havana’s thriving jazz scene, Harold López-Nussa is a player of astonishing gifts, combining dazzling technique and an abundance of soul.  His tight-knit quartet, featuring harmonica virtuoso Grégoire Maret, Luques Curtis on bass, and Harold’s brother Ruy Adrián... MORE »
  • The Langan Band trio sit in front of the steps of an old building playing a fiddle, a bass guitar, and strumming a guitar. The photo is black and white.
    Scottish folk trio The Langan Band has carved out its own virtuosic path of utterly irresistible sounds with fiddler Alastair Caplin, singer and guitarist John Langan, and bassist Dave Tunstall. Their innovative approach to folk and tradition has Folk Radio U proclaiming, “Conventions are abandoned... MORE »
  • Sidy Samb dances on stage in a cheetah print shirt and white fedora. A performer plays the trumpet in the background.
    Sidy Samb is an acclaimed Senegalese musician who has made his home in Spain. His unique Afroflamenco project explores the subtle connections and unique divergences between the iconic sounds of his two homelands. The result is a music-fueled cross-cultural encounter brimming over with passionate... MORE »
  • Singer Mariza smiles and wears blue with her hand pressed to her face.
    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.  
  • China Forbes lays on a beige leather couch with her left hand propping up her head. The rest of the band surrounds her wearing black suits. A stuffed toy tiger lays on the floor in front of the couch.
    October 13 2024
    Led by pianist Thomas Lauderdale, featuring the captivating vocalist China Forbes, and celebrating it’s 30th anniversary, Pink Martini draws inspiration from music across the decades and around the world to create a fabulously eclectic sound.   
  • Juan de Marcos dressed in a grey suit turns his back while two performers in grey suits sing and play an instrument.
    Brought together by Juan de Marcos, the musical director for the original Buena Vista Social Club recording, the Afro-Cuban All Stars features a multigenerational lineup with members from Cuba’s leading bands playing both classic and contemporary Cuban styles.  
  • Five performers of Malevo stand on stage with their feet apart and hands extended holding mallets and drums on stage lit by red lighting.
    A thrilling dance group from Argentina, Malevo specializes in Malambo, a traditional Argentine folk dance, and merges it with urban percussion and other dance styles. 
  • Performer Cimafunk from the chest up wearing an adorned black top and sunglasses, in front of a yellow background. Cimafunk holds a hand up to their chest..
    Cuban sensation Cimafunk is one of the most exciting new faces in the Latin music scene. He bangs out hard-driving Afro-Cuban funk that’srevolutionizing the island’s music scene, offering a bold mix of funk laced with Cuban and African rhythms. 
  • Nduduzo shows off the four rings on their hands in front of a black background. Nduduzo also wears a metal necklace and hat with gold stitching.
    October 22 2024
    South African award-winning pianist and composer Nduduzo Makhathini has earned widespread acclaim for the genuinely spiritual transcendence of his music. The Zulu healer and educator’s new album, uNomkhubulwane, features bassist Zwelakhe-Duma Bell le Pere and Cuban-born drummer Francisco Mela.    
  • A dancer tilts their head up as they hold another dancer upside down dressed in black against a white background.
    October 25 2024 - October 26 2024
    Led by dance icons Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Complexions Contemporary Ballet presents a groundbreaking mix of methods, styles, and cultures to create thought-provoking, entertaining, and accessible work. Complexions will perform a collection of company favorites along with their... MORE »
  • Subhasis, Debashish and Anandi Bhattacharya smile on a red couch and hold a drum, slide guitar, and swarmandal (small harp) against a blue background.
    Two-time Grammy-nominated Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya is known as the unrivalled master of Hindustani slide guitar. He performs with his daughter, Anandi (Sukanya) Bhattacharya, a brilliant vocalist and swarmandal (small harp) player, and his brother, Subhasis Bhattacharya, who is among the... MORE »
  • Ndlovu Youth Choir wears pink clothing and poses together outside
    Since its inception as part of an after-school program for vulnerable youth in 2009, the inspiring Ndlovu Youth Choir has become one of South Africa’s most treasured choral groups, recognized globally for its unique musical arrangements, vocal talents, and infectious energy. From their home base in... MORE »
  • Black & White photo of a young Pat Thomas playing an electric guitar in the foreground.
    November 02 2024
    The legendary guitarist, composer, and producer Ebo Taylor is responsible for some of the greatest music in Ghana’s history—and in history, period. With a career spanning over half a century, his influence on African music is undeniable, from his early days playing highlife with bands like The... MORE »
  • Joshua Redman dressed in a patterned blue button-down, smiles in front of a stained-glass background.
    Over the past three decades, saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Joshua Redman has consistently demonstrated how to honor the jazz's verities while expanding its reach in contemporary settings. He is touring in support of his latest album, where are we, with typically brilliant supporting... MORE »
  • A dancer with a light skin tone, beard, and hair in top knot dances with his arms lifted up and extended outwards
    Boston’s own Subject:Matter explores where tap dance has been, where it’s going, and what it looks like right now.The company will perform two works that feature exciting explorations in tap dance composition, Gate 34 and Fun and Games. 
  • Two dancer extend their legs into each other on stage as a musician plays the cello in the background.
    Twelve musicians of Palaver Strings and eight dancers of little house dance perform Noisefloor, a new project that seamlessly blends music and dance—dancers are involved in the composition process and musicians are involved in little house’s movement language. Playing with the subjectivity of human... MORE »
  • Headshot of Singer Thandiswa Mazwai looking toward the camera, donning a large blue braid, face markings, a flower earring and a blue and white beaded necklace against a black background.
    Called "South Africa's finest female contemporary singer" by The Guardian, Thandiswa Mazwai is known for her electrifying performances. She effortlessly channels legends such as Miriam Makeba, Busi Mhlongo, and Hugh Masekela with compositions that include traditional xhosa music, mbaqanga, and... MORE »
  • Habib Koité strums the guitar on stage while wearing a patterned shirt with orange lights in the background.
    November 22 2024
    Three standard-bearers of West African musical traditions come together to celebrate Mandé Sila: the way of the Mandingo empire—symbolizing languages, cultures, music, and the entire organology of West Africa. Malian guitar player Habib Koité, kora player Lamine Cissokho, and balafon master Aly... MORE »
  • Sandeep Das holds a tabla and wears traditional Indian clothing next to Mike Block in black pants and a button-up who holds a cello. The duo are on front of the stage and the rest of the auditorium is visible.
    Mike Block is a pioneering cello player, singer, composer, and educator, passionate about cross-cultural collaboration through music. Sandeep Das is one of the leading tabla virtuosos in the world today. The pair originally met as members of the Grammy-winning Silkroad Ensemble. “Never before has... MORE »
  • Dancer in foreground wears orange pants and is jumping in the air with arms above their head and legs spread, dancer in background wears orange skirt with their back to the camera
    December 13 2024 - December 14 2024
    Founded in 2007 by groundbreaking choreographer Andrea Miller, GALLIM is one of New York’s leading contemporary dance companies. The company performs state (exploring the deep connections women build to hold each other up and the urgency and beauty of individual expression set to the music of pop... MORE »
  • Six performers play instruments together at an outdoor venue at night with small trees and a small crowd around them.
    January 25 2025 - February 04 2025
    Join Global Arts Live Founder and Director of Artistic Programs, Maure Aronson and Colibri Travel on an exceptional trip to Cuba to enjoy the famous Havana Jazz Festival Jan 25–Feb 02, 2025.Experience an authentic and immersive trip to Cuba focused on music, arts, cuisine, history, architecture,... MORE »