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Balla Kouyaté & Famoro Dioubaté

balafon masters Boston, Massachusetts, and New York, New York

Two masters of the ancient West African balafon explore new musical terrain together, treating audiences to heights of virtuosity and the thrill of the unexpected. Continue reading

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The Del McCoury Band

bluegrass Nashville, Tennessee

Both an icon of bluegrass music’s past and architect of its future, this visionary “high lonesome” tenor keeps it in the family with his adventurous, eponymous band.

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Grupo Rebolú

Colombian Queens, New York

The foremost Afro-Colombian ensemble in the United States plays the rich, rhythmic, and undeniably danceable music of Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Continue reading

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Savoy Family Cajun Band

Cajun Eunice, Louisiana

One of Cajun music’s most recognizable families shares an infectious passion for their culture, from accordion-driven house party two-steps to timeless French ballads and twin fiddles. Continue reading

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Shemekia Copeland

blues Chicago, Illinois

Schooled in the blues by her Texas bluesman father, this powerhouse singer is heir to the rich tradition of blues divas blazed by such greats as Ruth Brown, Etta James, and Koko Taylor. Continue reading

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Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY

traditional Sri Lankan dance Staten Island, New York

Staten Island’s vibrant Sri Lankan community is home to this accomplished ensemble that is introducing the nation to the fascinating traditions of Kandyan dance. Continue reading

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