• Don't miss 17 concerts ft. artists representing 12 countries including: Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Cuba, France, India, Ireland, Mali, South Africa, Spain, United States, and Ukraine.  More »
  • We've curated an epic playlist for your listening pleasure! Hear artists that we've presented over the past 30 years, including many coming to Boston in the next few months! Enjoy. More »
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  • Femi Kuti stands in front of a group of other artists. He wears a blue outfit. His right hand is crossed over his chest, with his hand in a fist over his heart.
    July 13 2022
    Nigeria’s Femi Kuti is the heart and soul of modern Afrobeat. Femi’s legendary father, Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti, created the style – an irresistible blend of traditional Nigerian drum patterns with the smooth groove o​f highlife, American soul, funk, and R&B. Fela’s Afrobeat inspired generations of... MORE »
  • Adrianna Calcanhotto is caught mid dance holding a guitar in an all red suit.
    One of Brazil’s greatest singer-songwriters, Adriana Calcanhotto swings from bossa nova and samba to pop, MPB, and beyond. She has released over 20 albums, reaching multiplatinum sales and winning two Latin GRAMMYs.  With astonishing versatility, she composes songs filled with captivating poetry ... MORE »
  • Cimafunk stands against a yellow background. He wears a black jacket with gold detailing on the lapel. He wears black sunglasses and his left hand is raised over his chest.
    September 15 2022
    Young 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’s revolutionizing the island’s music scene, offering a bold mix of funk laced with Cuban and African rhythms.  Presented in association with Crossroads... MORE »
  • Four members of DakhaBrakha stand on grey steps in front of a crumbling gray archway wearing tall black lambs wool hats and red, white, and black long dresses. The male member wears tall black leather boots and a knee length black coat with his arms crossed over his chest
    Drones, beats, and towering black lamb's-wool hats all serve as a striking backdrop to the Ukrainian folk-punk quartet DakhaBrakha. With one foot in the urban avant-garde and the other rooted in Ukrainian village culture, the group's self-proclaimed "ethno-chaos" is a refreshingly novel vision of... MORE »
  • Derek Gripper wears a navy suit with a white button up shirt showing under the unbuttoned blazer. He holds his brown guitar and his eyes are closed. Mike Block stands to Derek's left holding his brown cello, wearing a chambray shirt with the sleeves rolled up
    South African guitarist Derek Gripper produces extraordinary music by fusing his country's disparate creative traditions with styles found throughout the world. He transcribes the works originally written for the 21-string kora (harp lute) for a six-string classical guitar while also drawing on... MORE »
  • 6 members stand on a paved path surrounded by the desert wearing traditional Tuareg robes and clothing
    October 05 2022
    A sensational live band, Tinariwen electrifies traditional Tuareg melodies with edgy blues, rock, Berber, and Arabic influences, producing a gritty, hypnotic sound. Presented in association with Bowery Presents. Subscription discounts are not available for this concert.  You might also... MORE »
  • Milton wears a black cape and a zip up blue jacket with yellow strips on the sleeves and a big white circle on the chest. He holds his guitar across his lap with a smile on his face.
    After a remarkable 60-year career, legendary Brazilian artist Milton Nascimento bids farewell to the stage with one  last concert for his fans. The epic One Final Music Session tour  promises to be a moving celebration featuring many of his  greatest hits.  After 43 albums and five Grammys, Milton... MORE »
  • 5 male dancers jump with their legs straight and their heads turned upwards to the sky, hands and arms by their sides. They wear simple tshirts and black pants.
    October 14 2022 - October 15 2022
    Fouad Boussouf presents the US premiere of Näss, a new work exploring the cross-cultural influences of North African dance and contemporary hip-hop. With impeccable musicality and intense physical power, seven male dancers transport you to the streets of Morocco, where modernity and tradition meet... MORE »
  • Altan holding their instruments and looking at camera in front of stone wall.
    October 21 2022
    Regarded by many as the world's finest traditional Irish band, Altan is renowned for its heartwarming, dynamic live performances that range from touching ballads to hard-hitting reels and jigs. Throughout its career Altan has shown an unwavering commitment to the beauty of traditional music,... MORE »
  • Lucibela wears a yellow top. She smiles and looks slightly away from the camera against a light brown background
    Paying tribute to the iconic singer, the Cesária Évora Orchestra features the wildly talented musicians who regularly accompanied her along with famed Cabo Verdean singers Lucibela, Elida Almeida, Nancy Viera, and Teófilo Chantre.   You might also like Farruquito and Milton Nascimento One Final... MORE »
  • Farruquito stands on a platform surrounded by other performers. He wears a white suit and faces to the right with his right hand raised above his head
    Flamenco superstar Farruquito performs raw, powerful, and authentic flamenco. Heir to Spain's legendary Farruco dynasty, he is widely regarded as one of the most faithful representatives of flamenco puro. His new program, Flamenco Íntimo, recounts the origins and history of flamenco, presented in... MORE »
  • China and Thomas sit on a white box with two white arrows hanging above them on the ceiling pointing to them. They are surrounded by the band on either side with their instruments
    November 05 2022
    Led by pianist Thomas Lauderdale and featuring the captivating vocalist China Forbes, Pink Martini draws inspiration from music across the decades and around the world to create a fabulously eclectic sound.   You might also like Altan and Milton Nascimento One Final Music Session - Farewell Tour.... MORE »
  • Jessie sits on a green chair wearing yellow pants and a silver tank top. Her legs are bent at the knee and her right arm is outstretched. Her left arm is bent down at the elbow.
    November 07 2022
    About Jessie Jeanne Stinnett Jessie Jeanne Stinnett (BDT Founder, Co-Artistic Director) is a dance teacher, choreographer, and co-artistic director of Boston Dance Theater with veteran Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili. She received a BFA in Dance Performance from The Boston Conservatory and an... MORE »
  • Habib holds his guitar up almost parallel to the ground with his hand on its neck. A mic is in front of him and he is bathed in a warm yellow from a spotlight in the top right of the photo
    One of Africa’s most popular musicians, Mali’s Habib Koité is a modern troubadour with extraordinary musicianship and charisma that translates across cultures. He is touring with his band, Bamada, in support of his most recent album, Kharifa, which was recorded in Bamako.  You might also like... MORE »
  • The artist sits with her cello between her legs. She wears tights with big holes in the them, like bandages, and she is bathed in spotlight
    Cellist and composer Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to loop layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting, and compelling music.  You might also like Derek Gripper & Mike Block and Milton Nascimento One Final Music Session -... MORE »
  • Two dancers wearing brown pants and white tops are shown against a black backdrop. One jumps in the air with their back to the camera and their arms above their head, legs bent at the knee. The other also faces away from the camera with their legs on the ground and their right hand on the ground, belly up to the ceiling
    November 11 2022 - November 12 2022
    Co-directed by Jessie Jeanne Stinnett and Itzik  Galili, Boston Dance Theatre (BDT) showcases the talents of Boston-based dancers and presents works by acclaimed choreographers. BDT performs The Carol Kaye Project, which celebrates seminal bassist Carol Kaye’s legacy and consists of dance works by... MORE »
  • Juan wears a white button up shirt with his head tilted up holding his guitar
    French guitar virtuoso Juan Carmona is one of the leading figures in flamenco as both a composer and a musician. Although deeply connected to his Andalusian roots, Carmona stands as an innovator. He has proven to be one of the most creative guitarists of the new flamenco generation, garnering Latin... MORE »
  • Coeur de Pirate stands in a long sleeved blue sparkly dress leaning with her left arm on a white piano. She looks down at the piano.
    Cœur de Pirate (French for pirate heart) is the stage name for award-winning French-Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Béatrice Martin. Her magical pop songs blend cabaret music, French lyrics, and playful indie sensibilities. She will be performing a special acoustic concert of her favorite... MORE »
  • Zakir sits with his tabla in front of him, playing. He wears a grey utility jacket against a gray backdrop
    November 20 2022
    International phenomenon and Grammy-winning tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain joins forces with the innovative sitar master Niladri Kumar for a brilliant evening of classic and cutting-edge Indian music.  You might also like Milton Nascimento One Final Music Session - Farewell Tour. Keeping everyone... MORE »
  • Patrick Watson perches on a box drapped in a drop cloth splattered with paint. He wears red socks, dark pants, and a green open blazer with a white shirt underneath. His elbows rest on his bent knees and his hands are held together in front of his chin
    December 09 2022
    Montreal-based singer, songwriter, film composer, and pianist Patrick Watson  and his band  create lush, melodic  indie music  that blends orchestral chamber pop,  synthesizer washes, and a melancholy tone.  His dreamy, contemplative music has been featured  widely in films and on TV, including  ... MORE »