The Fourth Light: Niyaz

Saturday, March 10, 2018

7:30 pm

NY Debut “Their journey across oceans can be heard in their music…this is an interesting blend of modern electronica with traditional folk songs and Sufi mysticism….” — NPR Weekend Edition The Fourth Light Project, the newest program of the highly acclaimed Persian/Middle Eastern/Indian electroacoustic super group Niyaz, is an immersive…

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Flamenco Festival: Niño de Elche

Wed, March 14, 2017

7:30 pm

NY Debut Niño de Elche is a cantaor, a singer of flamenco, but not as we know it. A daring new voice in Flamenco, he is a multi-disciplinary artist and contemporary deconstructionist who combines flamenco singing and toque with performance art, poetry, improvisation, minimalism, singer-songwriting, rock and electronics. His latest,…

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The Voice of Venezuela: Betsayda Machado y La Parranda

Friday, March 16, 2018

7:00 pm

Betsayda Machado is the voice of Venezuela. Raised in the small village of El Clavo in the region of Barlovento, her recent rural recordings with lifelong friends La Parranda El Clavo brought new attention to Venezuelan Afro-Soul genre called tambor—a spirit-shaking percussion and vocal fiesta, said to make dancers float….

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Ricardo Ribeira

Fado Festival: Ricardo Ribeiro

Saturday, March 24, 2017

7:30 pm

One of the most distinctive artists in the new wave of fadistas. — Songlines Magazine The resonant voice of the extraordinary fado singer Ricardo Ribeiro is as traditional as it comes: no pop sweetening, exotic embellishments or rock and roll influences. Considered one of today’s top male fado singers, his…

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