Sold out - another successful Bastille Day Party!

On Friday, July 10, 2015 we joined the French Cultural Center of Boston on Marlborough St., to commemorate the storming of the Bastille which took place on July 14, 1789 and marked the start of the French Revolution. The Bastille was a prison, and though Marlborough St. was fenced off for paying festival goers, the spirit of the Bastille Day Party felt nothing like a prison! With 2,000 revelers drinking, eating, and dancing, this year's Bastille Day Party was one of the best yet, plus it marked the 40th anniversary of the event for the French Cultural Center, so congratulations to them! The music programming (by World Music/CRASHarts) also featured one of the best line-ups yet with The Hot Sardines and Paris Combo taking the stage. 

Maybe it was their style or maybe it was the tap dancer (I love tap) but The Hot Sardines really blew my away! They were talented, fun, and impeccably dressed. 

Fall 2015 CRASHers events!

First of all – if you haven't already joined CRASHers, FOR FREE, then do it now and shame on you! Shame on us if you didn't know CRASHers, our social group for young professionals, existed. We've got some exciting events coming up this fall and I wanted to give you all a heads up and encourage you all to sign up for the mail list. 

CRASHers+ members pay $50/year and can receive one free ticket to their choice of either Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, 9/17, Johnny D's or Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company, 11/15, Berklee Performance Center. But all CRASHers receive special discounts and invites to these fun events. 

5/1/2015 Noura Mint Seymali at Johnny D's

Mauritanian vocalist and ardine player Noura Mint Seymali, backed by guitarist husband and Mauritanian Jimi Hendrix, Jeiche Ould Chighaly, Ousmane Touré on bass, and Matthew Tinari on drums put on an exciting show at Johnny D's Friday night, May 1. Both Seymali and Chighaly come from strong griot traditions, and their vocal-guitar duets, when they carried the same melody, were tight and impressive. They rocked!


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