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Slavic Soul Party

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:00PM Bowker Auditorium SSP! pumps a strong Balkan brass sound through the filter of life in New York’s outer boroughs, making new music out of the unplanned results of immigration, proximity, and globalization. Over the … Continue reading

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Theo Croker Quintet (Billy Taylor)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 7:30 Theo Croker is a young trumpeter, singer, and bandleader who has earned the attention of top musicians. Produced by Dee Dee Bridgewater, Croker’s most recent recording, Escape Velocity, is a sprawling, genre-bending journey through bop, … Continue reading

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Jorge Caballero (Guitarra)

Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 7:30 PM Widely regarded as one of the finest guitarists of his generation, Jorge Caballero is the youngest musician and the only guitarist to win the Naumburg International Competition Award, an honor comparable to the … Continue reading

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Tango Buenos Aires: “The Spirit of Argentina”

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 @ 7:30 PM Tango Buenos Aires is known around the world for their fiery, uncompromising performances of the dramatic South American dance form known as tango. The Spirit of Argentina pays loving tribute to the dashing French-Argentine singer, … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Rider

Sunday, October 29, 7 p.m. UMass Old Chapel The adventurous, genre-defying string quartet Brooklyn Rider combines a wildly eclectic repertoire with a gripping performance style that is attracting legions of fans and drawing critical acclaim from classical, world and rock … Continue reading

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Kiran Ahluwalia Ensemble

Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 7:30 PM Kiran Ahluwalia’s seductive singing draws on her Indian-Punjabi heritage, fusing its hypnotic grooves with passionate Saharan blues and innovative western jazz. Her compositions and arrangements embody the essence of ghazal, ancient poetry influenced … Continue reading

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Festival of South African Dance: “Stimela the Musical”

Tuesday October 17, 2017 @ 7:30 PM With precise and technical footwork, often to the accompaniment of house music, Pantsula is rooted in street culture and used to respond to cultural and political issues. Stimela the Musical, featuring an ensemble … Continue reading

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Moonfish Theatre’s “Star of the Sea”

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm & Wednesday, October 4, 2017 @ 7:30 pm Come aboard the Star of the Sea, en route from Ireland to America in 1847. Playing passengers whose lives and fates are more connected than … Continue reading

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Adam Rudolph/Hamid Drake Duo, with Ralph M. Jones

Monday, October 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm UMass Old Chapel Hailed as “a pioneer in world music” by The New York Times and “a master percussionist” by Musician magazine, Adam Rudolph was Yusef Lateef’s closest collaborator. Widely acknowledged as one of … Continue reading

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Fab Faux

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8:00 PM All you need is love! To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ seminal recording Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Fab Faux will perform the album in its entirety, along with other … Continue reading

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