List of Events

  • The two singers of Nouvelle Vague stand back to back holding microphones in one hand, with their other hands in the air. Bright white light radiates behind them. They are both dressed in black.
    September 11
    The French musical collective Nouvelle Vague creates irresistible bossa nova covers of punk and post-punk classics. With five studio albums, over a million records sold, and extensive global tours under its belt, Nouvelle Vague celebrates its fifteenth anniversary with a glorious return to live, in... MORE »
  • Mdou Moctar sits in a green shirt with a white scarf wrapped around his neck in front of a sand colored wall. To his left and right sit his band mates, both wearing white scarfs wrapped around their necks.
    September 12
    From Niger, Tuareg guitarist and songwriter Mdou Moctar creates bold, contemporary, desert rock filled with shredding guitar solos. His newest recording, Afrique Victime, burns with meditations on love, religion, women’s rights, inequality, and colonial exploitation of Western Africa. Pure Adult... MORE »
  • Two dancers stand with their knees bent with both arms outstretched into the air. They wear neutral beige and brown clothing.
    October 07, October 08, October 09, October 09
    San Francisco's groundbreaking ODC/Dance performs the Boston premiere of Path of Miracles, a performance experience inspired by the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage route across northern Spain. Created by ODC/Dance's KT Nelson, Path of Miracles  brings artists and community together in a ... MORE »
  • The four members of Billy Wylder stand in front of a light blue wall. They are all wearing black-short sleeved shirts and dark blue jeans.
    Boston’s own Billy Wylder weaves together American folk and rock with sensibilities from the Sahara Desert. The band builds irresistible grooves informed by African rhythms, art-rock textures, expansive guitars, violins, synths, and drums. Members get more! Tickets are on sale now to Global Arts... MORE »
  • A split screen of two men. Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, a man with with a medium skin tone and short dark hair, is on the left in front of a brown background. He wears a black jacket over a dark vest and is playing a ney, a wooden flute. On the right, Dave Liebman, a light skinned man with short white hair on the sides is in front of a black background. He is wearing glasses, a light blue shirt, a dark vest, and is holding a clarinet.
    Grammy-nominated composer Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol presents ground-breaking jazz orchestra and trio music steeped in Middle Eastern cadences that draw from Turkish, mystical Sufi rituals, Sephardic Jewish musical elements, and more. In this double album release event, first Sanlıkol and his trio will... MORE »
  • One dancer is posed on the left with left arm stretched behind, back arches, and left leg behind and bent while the dance on the right stands on right arm with legs in the air in a split
    Founded in 2018 by Jessie Jeanne Stinnett, Boston Dance Theater (BDT) is a Boston-based contemporary dance company codirected by Stinnett and award-winning Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili. BDT showcases the talents of Boston-based dancers and presents works by acclaimed choreographers. In this... MORE »
  • Altan holding their instruments and looking at camera in the woods
    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 »
  • A circular image of Amythyst Kiah from the waist up. Amythyst is dark-skinned and has short black hair. She wears a blue denim vest over a gray long-sleeved button-up shirt. On the vest are 2 pins: a round colorful pin on her right side and 1 with 3 gold hands giving peace signs on the other side. Around her collar is silver bolo tie with a blue eye in a triangle.
    With a powerful and unforgettable voice, Tennessee-bred singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah cofounded the GRAMMY-nominated all-women-of-color supergroup Our Native Daughters with Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell. Kiah's new album, Wary + Strange, combines the iconoclastic alt-rock... MORE »
  • Harold Lopez-Nussa sitting on a white piano against a painted background
    November 05
    One of the brightest lights on Havana’s thriving jazz scene, Harold López-Nussa  is a musician with  astonishing  gifts, combining dazzling technique and an abundance of soul. A classically trained pianist and composer, López-Nussa  integrates his love of  jazz  improvisation with his Cuban  roots... MORE »
  • 6 members of Tinariwen stand spread across a road with the desert stretching on either side and a blue sky above them
    November 10
    A sensational live band, Tinariwen electrifies traditional Tuareg melodies with edgy blues, rock, Berber, and Arabic influences, producing a gritty, hypnotic sound. *Keeping you, the artists we present, and our staff and crew safe is our first priority. If you are not feeling well or have been... MORE »
  • Natu Camara plays guitar and sings on stage
    Natu Camara grew up in Guinea and led West Africa’s first all-female hip-hop sensation, The Ideal Black Girls. Now she’s out on her own with an effervescent sound that blends Afropop and soul with her passion for social justice to create inspirational songs of hope and healing.    Members get more... MORE »
  • Raphael Xavier wears a white suit with a black undershirt against a blue background. He stands on one foot with his left foot held behind him with his right hand and his left hand extended into the air
    November 19, November 20
    Known for his “artful and mesmerizing” (Dance Magazine) approach to hip-hop and Breaking, Raphael Xavier has explored Breaking as social, physical, and mental “movement” for more than 20 years.  Utilizing live jazz as a backdrop, XAVIER’S: The Musician & The Mover highlights the traditions of... MORE »
  • The bands 5 members stand against a white backdrop wearing matching maroon suits with white shirts and black ties
    In celebration of Astor Piazzolla's 100th birthday, the Latin Grammy-winning Quinteto Astor Piazzolla pays tributes to the man who revolutionized tango music forever and remains one of the world’s most admired composers and musicians. To this day his towering compositions still transport listeners... MORE »
  • Yann Tiersen sits in profile with his left side showing. Both hands rest on the keys of a piano. The lighting is tinged blue and he wears a short sleeved top.
    French composer and multi-instrumentalist Yann Tiersen creates fragile, evocative compositions filled with achingly beautiful melodies. Although he is perhaps best known for his music being used for the award-winning soundtrack for the film Amélie, that only scratches the surface of his rich... MORE »
  • Front woman Elizabeth Bougerol wears a blue top and plaid pants. She sings into a microphone on stage, with green, yellow and blue lights shining behind her.
    The Hot Sardines effortlessly channels New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets, and New Orleans jazz halls to transform songs from past eras into pop music for the current century. Their raucous Holiday Stomp features timeless classics and original tunes performed by the eight-piece band.     ... 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... MORE »