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Upcoming Performances

E.g., 06/24/2018
E.g., 06/24/2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Image of Jupiter & Okwess. Photo (c) Micky Clement.
  • Sat., July 14, 2018, 7:30 pm

From Kinshasa, Jupiter Bonkodji and his band infuse a wealth of traditional Congolese rhythms into contemporary African music.
Part of City Stages 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Image of Sidi Touré. Photo by Ismaël Diallo.
  • Wed., July 18, 2018, 7:30 pm

A highly acclaimed practitioner of Songhai music whose band features the most exciting new faces on the Malian music scene, Sidi Touré makes music driven by the energy and groove of the rhythms—a danceable, dynamic, trance music overflowing with joy and carried by the beauty of Sidi’s voice.
Part of City Stages 2018

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Image of Orquesta el Macabeo. Photo courtesy Multiflora Productions.
  • Wed., July 25, 2018, 7:30 pm

One of the great sensations of the current Puerto Rican salsa scene, Orquesta el Macabeo recovers the island’s salsa tradition and updates it with new ideas and energy. Their plan: to revive and reinvigorate the true heavy sound of “salsa gorda.”
Part of City Stages 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Image of Cheick Hamala Diabate. Photo courtesy of the artist
  • Wed., August 15, 2018, 7:30 pm

Cheick Hamala Diabate explores West African rhythms in the griot tradition. He successfully fuses the traditional rhythms and vocals of his ancestors with the more electric American sounds he has absorbed over the past decade living in the US.
Part of City Stages 2018

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Image of M.A.K.U. Soundsystem. Photo by Gabriel Benavides
  • Wed., August 29, 2018, 7:30 pm

Juxtaposing traditional percussion of their Colombian homeland with drums, electric bass, guitar, and vocals, NYC-based M.A.K.U. Soundsystem create an explosive performance filled with unshakable grooves––a unique sound encompassing their immigrant experience.
Part of City Stages 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Image of Gili Yalo. Photo by Michael Topyol
  • Fri., September 7, 2018, 7:30 pm

Combining Ethiopian roots music with a modern touch of jazz and soul, Tel Aviv-based Gili Yalo incorporates traditional sound into the music of right now. Yalo’s family was part of the migration to Israel of Ethiopian Jews fleeing famine in Sudan; the music encouraged Gili and his family to keep moving forward in this exhausting, emotional journey.
Part of City Stages 2018