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Yasmin Levy to Perform at Berklee Performance Center

Yasmin Levy

Sephardic music diva Yasmin Levy is set to perform Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Berklee Performance Center.

Yasmin Levy preserves and recovers the most beautiful and romantic songs from the Ladino/Judeo-Spanish tradition. Her intense and sensual vocals combines flamenco’s fiery passion with the microtonal essence of Middle Eastern music.

She is accompanied by Turkish and Arabic instruments such as the oud, ney, and qanun, along with hand percussion, acoustic guitar, and bass.

Her discography includes: Mano Suave, Tango, Sentir, La Juderia, Romance & Yasmin, and Libertad.

7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston
Tickets at: tickets.worldmusic.org

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Christmas in El Barrio with Los Pleneros de la 21 in New York City

Los Pleneros de la 21

Puerto-Rican music ensemble Los Pleneros de la 21 is set to perform Christmas in El Barrio on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Kumble Theater in Brooklyn, New York City.

Los Pleneros de la 21 draw from Puerto Rican traditions in music and dance, including the drum driven bomba and plena. Christmas in El Barrio celebrates community, family, and cultural identity.

The current lineup includes Juan Gutiérrez, Camilo Molina Gaetán, Julia Gutiérrez-Rivera, Nelson Matthew González, Nicholas Laboy, Zaccai Curtis, Alex Apolo Ayala, Iván Renta, Hommy Ramos, Flaco Navaja, Karenly Nieves, and Gabo Lugo.

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Navatman Music Collective to Perform a Carnatic Choir Concert in New York City

Navatman Music Collective

 

The gifted vocalists at Navatman Music Collective are set to present “An Untimely Joy,” a Carnatic choir concert on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Symphony Space in New York City.

The concert includes a full-length Carnatic (South Indian classical) music concert.

Vocals: Shaaranya Pillai, Preetha Raghu, Shraddha Balasubramaniam, Kamini Dandapani, Parthiv Mohan, Shiv Subramaniam, Prithvi Ramesh, Asha Unni, Roopa Mahadevan, and Vignesh Ravichandran.

Instrumentalists: Anjna Swaminathan, Rohan Krishnamurthy and Pedro da Silva

The ensemble has an album titled An Untimely Joy.

 

 

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025
Box Office: 212-864-5400
Tickets

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WOMEX 2017 Opened with Pieces of Poland

Volosi and Aukso Chamber Orchestra live at WOMEX 2017 – Photo by Erik Van Nieuwland

 

The World Music Expo, WOMEX opened last night, October 25, 2017 in Katowice, Silesia, Poland. The official WOMEX Opening Concert was dedicated this year to the roots and branches of Polish folk music’s past, present and future.

Three of the region’s cutting-edge folk music ensembles collaborated on their own compositions with the Aukso Chamber Orchestra, as they became the first Western art orchestra to grace the WOMEX stage.

The artists that performed were:

Aukso Chamber Orchestra conducted by Marek Mos
Kapela Maliszów
Lautari
Vołosi

The WOMEX 17 Opening was supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.

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The Melody Queens Ranjani & Gayatri in Muscat

Ranjani & Gayatri

The top-ranking Indian Classical music duo of Smt. Ranjani and Smt. Gayatri are to perform for the music loving audience of Muscat on Saturday 28th October. They are coming from Chennai, the cultural capital of India, for their maiden performance in Oman.

 

Ranjani & Gayatri

 

Ranjani and Gayatri are sisters who have been giving classical music concerts from a very young age. They established themselves as a leading violin duo, but have now changed to giving vocal concerts. They are among the most sought-after singers in India, because of their wide repertoire – (they sing compositions in many major Indian languages, including all the South Indian languages, Hindi, Marathi and Bengali) and their being outstanding consummate musicians. They are especially well known for their rendition of Marathi Abhangs, some of which they have tuned to music themselves.

Their concert is being organized by a group of music enthusiasts who call themselves Nadopasana. The organizers said they were extremely pleased to be able bring the numero uno team of vocalists for the listening pleasure of music lovers in Muscat. Although they have toured all around the world extensively, this is their first ever visit to Muscat, which regularly sees Classical Music stalwarts perform in the city every year. Two talented youngsters, Trivandrum Sampath (violin) and Manoj Siva (mridangam) will accompany the sisters.

 

 

Trivandrum Sampath

 

Manoj Siva

 

We are overwhelmed by the response from music lovers” said one of the organizer. “Their concert is bound to inspire the large number of young music students in the city”, he added. Such good events are made feasible through the magnanimous grace and patronage of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

Venue:

Sur Ballroom,
Muscat Holiday Hotel,
Al Khuwair – Muscat.
Time: 05:30 PM
Date: 28th Oct. 2017

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iLe of Calle 13 to Perform in Miami Beach, Donations for Puerto Rico will be collected during the Event

Ileana “iLe” Cabra, the young vocalist of Puerto Rico’s acclaimed band Calle 13 is set to perform on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach. The Rhyhm Foundation will be collecting donations for Puerto Rico at this concert.

Ileana will be presenting her new album titled iLevitable featuring exquisitely-crafted boleros, folk songs and Latin jazz standards.

 

 

Items Most Needed For Puerto Rico:

Water Filters and Purifiers

Personal Hygiene Products

Babies – wipes, etc
Feminine products
Men – shaving cream, etc
Children
Seniors
Cotton swabs, tissues, toilet paper, paper towels, deodorant, shampoo, soap, etc.

Basic Medications

First Aid Kits
Vitamins for Babies, Children and Adults
Over the counter medicines for Babies, Children and Adults

Basic Products And Portable Solar Energy

Solar powered lanterns, radios and chargers
Batteries
Hand fans

Non-Perishables, Canned Goods

Low sodium
Canned fruits
Baby formula, baby food

iLe in Concert
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Tickets $27.50 + fees – Available Online

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Salsa Meets Jazz for Puerto Rico! Benefit Concert Today in New York City

Some of the finest salsa and jazz musicians will get together later this evening to raise funds and support for musicians in Puerto Rico through the efforts of the Jazz Foundation of America. The show, titled Salsa Meets Jazz for Puerto Rico! is hosted by percussion maestro Bobby Sanabria and Joann Jiménez. The concert takes place at 7:30pm at (Le) Poisson Rouge.

The lineup includes David Amram, Paquito D’Rivera, Cándido, Jimmy Owens, Randy Brecker, Larry Harlow, Eddie Montalvo, Brenda Feliciano, Antoinette Montague, poets Mariposa and Felipe Luciano, DJ Antonio Ocasio and many more.

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show
(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012, 212-505-FISH

More at lpr.com

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globalFEST 2018 Announces Lineup

American world music showcase globalFEST has announced the artists set to perform during its 15th Anniversary on January 14, 2017 in New York City.

globalFEST 15 Program

Ava Rocha: Post-Tropicalia avant-pop (Brazil)
Delgres: Creole blues reconnecting Guadeloupe to New Orleans
Eva Salina & Peter Stan: Balkan Gypsy (Roma) songs for voice and accordion
Grand Tapestry: hip-hop joins Indian sarod and tabla
Iberi Choir: Polyphonic songs from Georgia
Jarlath Henderson Band: Celtic folk music
Jupiter & Okwess: Congolese music
La Dame Blanche: Cuban rumba and son with hip-hop, cumbia, and dancehall
Mariachi Flor De Toloache: Female Mexican mariachi
Mohsen Namjoo: Modern Iranian songs
Thornetta Davis: Detroit blues
Miramar: Puerto Rican boleros

 

 

 

 

headline photo: Jupiter & Okwess

More information at: globalfest.org

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Journey to Korean Music Celebrates 10th Year in 2017

Music Group NaMu, one of the Korean acts scheduled to showcase in 2017

“Journey to Korean Music,” a platform that presents the music and culture of Korea to world music professionals from around the globe will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017. The program provides support for traditional Korean performance organizers seeking to take their music abroad. Through Journey to Korean Music, Korean organizations can access opportunities for promotion and take steps to move forward into the international market, while overseas experts can gain an understanding of both Korean culture and music.

Over 120 international world music experts have visited Korea to take part in this program over the years.

Since 2008, approximately 67 percent have successfully entered markets in Poland, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Norway, France and Denmark.

Participation in Journey to Korean Music has also led to numerous other performance opportunities at events such as the 2010 WOMEX Opening Ceremony in Denmark, and Korean focused programs at Colours of Ostrava in the Czech Republic and the Paris Autumn Festival.

The KAMS-EFWMF Tour Grant was also created in partnership with the European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals (EFWMF), which includes some 40 member festivals, to support Korean performance organizations seeking to conduct tours in Europe.

More at en.pams.or.kr

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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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