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Ustad Shahid Parvez to perform at A World in Trance Festival in New York

Ustad Shahid Parvez

Acclaimed sitarist Ustad Shahid Parvez, one of India’s finest sitarists, will appear in a concert of classical Hindustani (North Indian) Indian music on Saturday, April 28th. the concert will take place at Roulette in Downtown Brooklyn at 8:00 p.m. The award-winning sitar maestro will be joined by tabla virtuoso Nitin Mitta.

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Avenue), Downtown Brooklyn
Box office (917) 267-0363
Information and tickets:



The SGAE Foundation to Present Spring 2018 Edition of its Effective Flamencos y Mestizos Series

The SGAE Foundation has put together a spring 2018 edition of the Flamencos y Mestizos showcase series, starting tomorrow, April 12 through April 15. Shows start at 9:00 pm at Sala Berlanga Room in Madrid. The artist featured include María Terremoto, Beatriz Morales, Arturo Pareja Obregón, Esther Weekes, Pepe El Boleco, Marina Valiente, Diego Guerrero and Pepe Luis Carmona.

Flamencos y mestizos will kick off on April 12 with two of the youngest acts: first, the latest flamenco sensation María Terremoto, who at just 18 years old has already become an indispensable artist within the genre. She will be accompanied by the idiosyncratic personal style of Beatriz Morales who runs her own flamenco troupe, and fuses styles and instruments that escape tradition.

The next day, April 13, the Sala Berlanga will host the art and prodigious voice of Arturo Pareja Obregón at the piano, who will perform a tribute to his father in the form of the Sevillanas genre. Arturo Pareja Obregón recently released Como tú me Enseña. The April 13 showcase also includes the mestizaje (hybridization) of Esther Weekes, a Londoner who has created her own genre that fuses flamenco and blues.

Young flamenco singer Pepe El Boleco and Seville dancer Marina Valiente will dive into the flamenco roots to give them new meanings on Saturday, April 14.

Closing the series on Sunday, April 15, two leading artists within current flamenco scene, Diego Guerrero, recently nominated for Latin Grammy, and Pepe Luis Carmona, founder of the new flamenco group La Barbería del Sur.

Flamencos y mestizos is a showcase series created to provide a space to emerging artists who explore the border between deep flamenco and mestizo flamenco through compositions, dance and cante (flamenco singing). This is the first installment of this series in 2018 that started in 2015, directed by producer, composer and singer Paco Ortega.


Thursday, April 12

María María Terremoto (cante)
Beatriz Morales (Dance)

Friday, April 13

Arturo Pareja Obregón
Esther Weekes

Saturday, April 14

Pepe El Boleco (Cante)
Marina Valiente (Dance)

Sunday, April 15

Diego Guerrero
Pepe Luis Carmona

Sala Berlanga Room
Calle Andrés Mellado Street 53.
Price: 5.50 euros.
Tickets at the box office and at


Fado Legends Carlos Do Carmo and Celeste Rodrigues to Perform at Fado Festival New York

Carlos do Carmo


Acclaimed fado Singer Carlos Do Carmo and special guest Celeste Rodrigues are set to perform on Saturday, April 7 at 8:00 pm at The Town Hall in New York City. The two artists will be accompanied by José Manuel Neto on Portuguese guitar, Carlos Manuel Proença on classical guitar and Daniel Pinto on acoustic bass.

Carlos do Carmo, winner of the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, is one of Portugal’s most famous fado stars. The iconic Celeste Rodrigues, sister of Amália Rodrigues, is a living legend who, at 95 years of age, is regarded within Portugal as one of fado’s most fundamental and vibrant links to its distant past.


Celeste Rodrigues


Every concert is a gift we share with each other,” says do Carmo.

For more information about the artists visit: Artist Profiles: Carlos Do Carmo and Artist Profiles: Celeste Rodrigues


Saturday May 7, 2018 at 8pm (doors 7:30)
Tickets: The Town Hall Box Office 212-997-6661 or

The Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street (between 6th Avenue and Broadway)
New York, NY 10036


Welcome to the Grand two Day Indian Music Festival in Delhi

Sunaad present their annual Delhi Springtime Indian Music Festival for this year with a select mix of the instrumental and vocal concerts.

Sunday: 8th April 2018 at ‘’Sri Sathya Sai International Centre’’
(Bhisma Pitamah Marg. near Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110003)
Evening: 4:45 p.m.

Carnatic Music Violin Duet:

Vidwan Lalgudi G.R. Krishnan & Vidushi Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi

Vidwan Lalgudi G.R. Krishnan & Vidushi Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi

Shri V.V. Ramana Murthy – Mridangam
Alathur Shri Rajaganesh – Khanjira.

Evening: 07:00 PM.

Carnatic Music Vocal Duet – Priya Sisters

Priya Sisters: Vidushi Shanmukha Priya & Vidushi Hari Priya

Vidushi Shanmukha Priya & Vidushi Hari Priya

Shri V.V. Srinivasa Rao – Violin
Neyveli Shri Skandasubramaniyam – Mridangam
Madipakkam Shri A. Murali – Ghatam

Tuesday: 17th April 2018 at ‘’India Habitat Centre’’
(Amaltas, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110003)
Evening: 06:45 pm

Saraswati Rajagopalan

Carnatic Music Veena Recital by Vidushi Saraswati Rajagopalan
Shri Manohar Balatchandirane – Mridangam

Evening: 08:00 pm

Hindustani Dhrupad Recital:

Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar

Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar
Shri Mohan Shyam Sharma – Phakawaj


Lula Pena to Perform at Schimmel Center as part of New York Fado Festival, March 31

Lula Pena – Photo by by Buddhy

Schimmel Center will present celebrated fado artist Lula Pena on Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the New York Fado Festival.

Singer, songwriter and guitar player Lula Pena is set to deeply emotional songs that cross borders from neighboring Andalucia to Greece and Sardinia to the Americas. Pena’s concerts combine her fado roots with colors of Portuguese folk music, French chanson, Cape Verdean morna, and Brazilian bossa nova.

Tickets are available at, by calling 212-346-1715 or by visiting the box office located at 3 Spruce Street.


Legendary Flamenco and Cuban Dynasties to Perform in the USA

Pepe Habichuela and Josemi Carmona – Photo by Jose Torres

Familia habichuela: Legendary Dynasties featuring flamenco guitar maestro Pepe Habichuela and his son Josemi Carmona (founder of seminal “New Flamenco” band Ketama) are set to perform in New York city on March 24th at 8pm. Pepe Habichuela and vocalist Kiki Morente will perform today, March 21st at Instituto Cervantes in Chicago.

The New York performance by Pepe Habichuela and Josemi Carmona also features special guest artists: Latin Jazz pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill, award-winning leader of New York’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and his son Adam O’Farrill. They will also be joined by vocalist Kiki Morente; Javier Colina, one of the finest bass players in Spain; José Manuel Ruiz, “Bandolero,” a leading percussionist in flamenco; and flamenco dancer Alba Heredia, a member of the Maya family, another celebrated flamenco gypsy dynasty.


Flamenco guitarist Daniel Casares to Showcase Picassares in the United States

Daniel Casares performing ‘Picassares’ at Flamenco Eñe – Photo by Jesús Domínguez

Acclaimed Spanish flamenco guitarist and composer Daniel Casares is set to perform in New York on March 24, 2018 at Joe’s Pub. Casares will present his latest work, Picassares, inspired by the paintings of the Malaga-born genius Picasso. “To me it is an opportunity to show instrumental flamenco and to claim the sound of the guitar, initiatives like Flamenco Eñe give us life,” said Daniel Casares. The next day, Casares will also participate in the Flamenco Rave in Miami.


WOMAD Cáceres Adds Orchestra Baobab, Soleá Morente, Sotomayor and Hermanos Thioune to its 2018 Program

Hermanos Thioune

WOMAD Cáceres 2018 has announced another set of artists scheduled to perform this year. The additional acts include acclaimed Senegalese band Orchestra Baobab, their compatriots Hermanos Thioune, rising flamenco star Soleá Morente, and the Mexican electronic duo Sotomayor. WOMAD Caceres will take place May 10-13, 2018 in Caceres, in western Spain.

Artists previously announced include (chk chk chk), Red Baraat, Canalón de Timbiquí, The Gramophone Allstars Big Band and Papaya, Oumou Sangaré and Elemotho Gaalelekwe.

The world music festival has the support of the Junta de Extremadura (regional government), the Diputación de Cáceres and the City Council of Cáceres through the Gran Teatro Consortium.

In addition to concerts, the event includes cinema, poetry, gastronomy, crafts, exhibitions, and other activities.


Omar Faruk Tekbilek and his Ensemble to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Omar Faruk Tekbilek

Omar Faruk Tekbilek, one of the greatest artists in the world music scene is set to perform on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 8.30pm at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Omar Faruk Tekbilek will perform his remarkable combination of traditional Sufi, traditional folk and contemporary music from Turkey and the Middle East.

The lineup includes Omar Faruk Tekbilek on ney, vocals, baglama, zurna and percussion; Hasan Isakkut on kanun; Itamar Erez on guitar and piano; River Guerguerian on drums and percussion; and Murat Tekbilek on percussion. Special Guests: Brian Keane on guitar and Ara Dinkjian on ud.

Omar Faruk Tekbilek’s most recent CD is “Love Is My Religion.”

Omar Faruk Tekbilek – Love Is My Religion

Carnegie Hall
57th Street & 7Th Ave,
New York City, New York

More information at


Flamenco Duo Naike and Paquete to Present Songs Celebrating Women in the United States

Naike and Paquete

Flamenco guitarist Juan José Suarez “Paquete” and Naike Ponce are set to perform in the United States as part of the Flamenco Eñe initiative. The duo will perform its latest album Con nombre de mujer (With the Name of a Woman) at Joe’s Pub in New York on March 22, 2018. This unconventional couple who saw in Flamenco Eñe “a great opportunity to get the project out of Spain,” stated Naik. “Flamenco is one of the most important music in the world, and that’s where we want to be. Nothing better than this proposal from the SGAE Foundation to be able to put its head on the international scene, “added Paquete. In addition, the duo will complete their tour with a performance on March 25 at the Flamenco Rave in Miami, within the official Flamenco Festival program.

Con nombre de mujer includes classic Spanish and international songs such as Víctor Jara’s “Te recuerdo Amanda,” Joan Manuel Serrat’s “Lucía,” Enrique Morente’s “Estrella,” and Sting’s “Roxanne.”