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Sitar Maestro Nishat Khan to Perform in New York City

Nishat Khan – Photo by Bharat Tiwari

Ustad Nishat Khan, one of India’s finest sitar players, is set to perform on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City. He will be joined by Nitin Mitta on tabla.

Nishat is the son and disciple of Ustad Imrat Khan, and nephew of the late Ustad Vilayat Khan and a member of one of the oldest and most prestigious musical families and schools in India – the Imdadkani Ganara of Etawah.

Nishat has mastered not only the North Indian classical form, but has also worked with music as diverse as Gregorian chant, Western classical music, jazz and flamenco. He has collaborated with some of the world’s leading performers and composers such as Philip Glass, John McLaughlin, Paco Peña and Evelyn Glennie. Nishat Khan’s discography includes Meeting of Angels, Heart of Fire, Rag Bhimpalasi / Rag Tilak Kamod, and Raga Miyan Ki Malhar / Raga Dhanasri.

Nitin Mitta is one of the most sought after tabla players in the music world and has quickly established a reputation as an artist with technical virtuosity. He is an acclaimed accompanist who has performed with some of India’s most celebrated musicians including Pandit Jasraj, Pandits Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Ustad Nishat Khan, Ustad Shahid Parvez and Pandit Nayan Ghosh.

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67 Street, New York, New York 10023
Box office: (212) 501-3330
Tickets at www.worldmusicinstitute.org

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Acclaimed Sitarist Roopa Panesar to Perform Today in New Jersey

Roopa Panesar

Roopa Panesar, one of the rising sitar players in the classical Indian music world is set to perform Saturday September 16, 2017 at Sharp Theater in New Jersey. Her lineup for this concert includes Pirashanna Thevaraiah on percussion and Nitin Mitta on tabla.

Sharp Theater
505 Ramapo Valley Road – Mahwah, NJ 07430
Phone: (201) 684-7844

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Claudia Aurora to Perform in London at Songlines Fado Series

Claudia Aurora

Portuguese vocalist Claudia Aurora is set to perform at the Songlines Fado Series, on Friday, September 29, 2017 at The Pheasantry, Pizza Express in London.

Claudia Aurora’s second album, Mulher Do Norte, translates from Portuguese as Woman of the North. In 2003 Claudia Aurora moved from her beloved Porto to Bristol. She began singing in the kitchen as a remedy to homesickness. She sung fado. Eventually, she wrote her own songs. Impassioned songs of loss, love, longing.

People don’t understand what I’m singing,” says Claudia, “so I try to make them feel what I want them to feel. Onstage, my heart is in my mouth, and I think maybe people will see it beating.”

In addition to Portuguese traditional roots, Mulher Do Norte embraces other grand old traditions of the Iberian Peninsula: flamenco, tango, gypsy music.

Friday, 29 September 2017
The Pheasantry, Pizza Express
152 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4UT.
Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets now on sale: www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/claudia-aurora

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Flamenco Star Miguel Poveda to Perform in Alcalá de Henares

Miguel Poveda

Miguel Poveda, an award-winning flamenco vocalist, is set to perform September 1st, 2017 at the Auditorio del Patrimonio in Alcalá de Henares, near Madrid. This performance is part of the series Conciertos de La Muralla that take place in the walled enclosure next to the Archbishop’s Palace.

Although Miguel Poveda is a talented flamenco singer, he’s also a crossover artist that performs traditional Spanish copla and other genres. He will be accompanied by his regular band, directed by Joan Albert Amargós.

Poveda’s discography includes ten albums. His most recent Sonetos y poemas para la libertad, arteSano (2012), and Coplas del querer (2009).

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Brazilian Star Vanessa Da Mata to Perform in Los Angeles

Vanessa Da Mata, one of the most popular artists in Brazil, is set to perform on September 17, 2017 at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles.

Da Mata has 5 studio albums (2 platinum): Vanessa da Mata (2002), Essa Boneca Tem Manual (2004), Bicicletas, Bolos e Outras Alegrias (2010), Vanessa da Mata canta Tom Jobim (2013), and Segue o som (2014); the live DVD Multishow ao Vivo – Vanessa da Mata (2009) and several #1 radio hits in Brazil.

She achieved international exposure after a successful duet with Ben Harper, the song “Good Luck”, released in 2007.

 

 

 

September 17, 2017 – 8pm
Teragram Ballroom
1234 7th St., Los Angeles (DTLA)
Tickets available at www.BrazilianNites.com

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Calypso Rose & Friends to Perform in New York

Renowned Caribbean artist Calypso Rose is set to perform on August 30, 2017 at Stage 48 in New York City. The award-winning Calypso Rose, from Trinidad and Tobago, recently toured Europe.

Calypso Rose’s latest album is “Far from Home“, which will be released in the United States by Mad Decent.

The opening act is Toronto-based contemporary calypso band KoboTown.

Tickets available at

Islandburger, Brooklyn: 718-495-2474

Sugarcane Restaurant, Brooklyn: 718-230-3954

Lords of Stitch & Print, Queens: 917-446-6760

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Jerez Celebrates the 50th Fiesta de La Bulería Flamenco Festival

Jerez de la Frontera, one of the cradles of flamenco, is celebrating the 50th edition of its renowned flamenco festival Fiesta de La Bulería de Jerez. The shows begin today, August 24th and will run until August 26th. Performances take place at the Alcázar de Jerez. This year’s festival is dedicated to Juan de la Plata.

Today, the Festival of the Festival de la Bulería Joven (the young buleria festival) is titled ‘Bodas de Oro,’ directed by Pedro Garrido ‘Niño de la Fragua.’ The show will honor the most outstanding flamenco vocalists, dancers and guitarists that have performed at Festival of the Bulería in its 50 years. The second part ‘Canta Jerez’ (Jerez Sings) will showcase the current young flamenco cantaores (male singers) and cantaoras (female singers) along with more experienced artists.

On Friday, August 25, the Fiesta de la Bulería again opens its borders to other sister municipalities, including a show dedicated to iconic singer Camarón de la Isla, titled ‘Jerez, Cádiz and the Ports, to Camarón’, directed by Diego Magallanes. The show is a province of Cadiz tribute to José Monge Cruz (Camarón).

On Saturday, August 26, the week of the Festival of the Bulería will culminate with the grand final show that, under the title ‘La tierra y el cante’ (the earth and song) with Pepe del Morao as artistic director and Juan Alfonso Romero as executive producer.

Throughout the festival, flamenco dance and guitar workshops will be available.

The festival held a flamenco dance flashmob on August 21.

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Madison World Music Festival Reveals 2017 Line-Up

The 14th annual Madison World Music Festival lineup was announced this week. The festival takes place September 15 and 16 in Madison, Wisconsin (USA). Venues include the Memorial Union Terrace and Fredric March Play Circle as well as the large stage in the Willy Street Fair.

The concerts are all free and open to the public, sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Theater and UW Credit Union.

Friday, September 15:

Memorial Union:

4:00, Opening: Wisconsin Dells Singers, Ho-Chunk, Terrace

4:45, Bang Data, Latin Alternative, Terrace

6:45, Flor De Toloache, women mariachis, Terrace

7:15, Trio Brasileiro (Brazil), Fredric March Play Circle

8:45, Orkesta Mendoza (Tucson/Latin America), Terrace

(And: Wild Rumpus Stilt Walkers)

Saturday, September 16:

Willy Street Fair:

2:15-3:00 Immigré, Madison, Afro-funk

3:45-5:00 Bideew Bou Bess (Senegal)

5:45-7:00 Ladama (Latin America)

7:45-9:00 Vox Sambou (Haiti)

Memorial Union Terrace:

8:30: The Skatalites (Jamaica)

headline photo: Vox Sambou (Haiti)

for more details go to madison-world-music-festival

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WOMEX 2017 Reveals First Set offWOMEX Showcase Artists

La Banda Morisca

World Music Expo WOMEX has revealed the first batch of offWOMEX showcase artists. These acts will be performing October 25-29, 2017 in Katowice, Poland. Additional artists will be announced in the next days.

Line – Up:

47Soul (Palestine/UK)
Alaw (UK)
Havana D’Primera (Cuba)
Juan Mari Beltrán (Spain)
La Banda Morisca (Spain)
Lankum (Ireland)
Txarango (Spain)
Wesli (Haiti/Canada)

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Cuban Star Daymé Arocena to Perform at Skirball Cultural Center 2017 Sunset Concerts Series

Acclaimed Cuban vocalist Daymé Arocena is set to perform on Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. A singer, composer, and choir director, Arocena’s inspiration comes from jazz, soul, classical music, and Cuban musical traditions. This is a free admission concert available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Her most recent recording is Cubafonía

The evening will begin with DJ Carlos Niño of dublab at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 8:00 p.m.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepúlveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-4500

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