Live Sounds Consulting: World Music at your Event brings superior international music talent to your event.

Working with us allows you to have access to the very best international music artists in the industry, to make confident decisions about your event and to save time and money.

Who we are

Live Sounds is a US based company founded by Isabel Soffer that creates and curates live music projects with innovative artists from around the world in New York along side projects and collaborations with cultural institutions and festivals worldwide. Isabel is a co-founder of globalFEST, Inc, a non profit organization serving the world music community since 2003 and is co-producer of its groundbreaking flagship festival held each January in New York City. Isabel has produced four Grammy?nominated recordings; produced pioneering international music and dance tours; created Reel Rhythms, an international music and dance film festival; produced multi-media gallery exhibits and other projects.

What we do

Live Sounds Consulting matches international music and dance groups, artists and djs from Afro-Pop to Boogaloo; Gypsy to Zydeco for corporate events, film projects, music, theater and dance projects, performing arts centers, university events, festivals, community groups, student groups, galleries, weddings, companies, parties, and more.

We work with individuals, wedding planners, event planners, store owners, restaurants, bars, festivals, concert halls and more. We can also arrange educational events, conferences, lectures, master classes and workshops.

Artists we work with

We have some of the best contacts in the business from artists to organizations, and from record labels, performing arts and festival presenters to scholars and cultural leaders worldwide. We have a huge database of artists we work with and once we know what type of event you are planning, we will provide you with a hand-chosen list to review.

We focus on US based artists based, however we have contacts worldwide and can arrange for international groups when requested.
All of the groups we work with are hand selected and are known by us. They are highly qualified professionals who are great to work with.

Why work with Live Sounds Consulting

We have been working with international music for more than 25 years. We have worked with artists from all over the planet, from traditional to contemporary and everything in between. We will work with you to choose the right artist or artists for your event, provide you with the details you need to make your event a success, and we will be there for you until your event is complete.

Fee structure

Costs vary depending on the project, event details, timing, and the artists. Send us details about your event, your budget, and your time frame and we will do our best to put together a proposal that works for you.


We can provide djs that spin music from all over the planet to match the theme or atmosphere of your event.

Countries and Styles

We work with artists from North, South, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean; Europe; Africa; South Asia, Middle East, Southeast, North and East Asia. The artists we work with perform traditional, contemporary, indigenous, hybrid and fusion, dance and classical and almost everything in between. A small sampling of the musical styles of the artists we work with include

Afro-Cuban, Afro-Pop, Appalachian Roots, Arabic, Belly Dance (Arab) Bhangra (India/Pakistan), Blues, Bluegrass, Cajun, Celtic (Ireland), Cumbia (Latin America), Desert Blues (North Africa), Fado (Portugal), Flamenco (Spain), Forro (Brazil), Gamelan (SE Asia), Gnawa (Morocco), Gospel, Griots (West Africa), Gypsy (Eastern Europe), Jazz, Klezmer, Persian (Iran), Pow-wow (Native Americas/First Nations), Raga (Indian), Rara (Haiti), Rumba (Africa), Salsa (Latin America), Samba (Brazil), Soukous (Africa), Swing, Samulnori (Korea), Sufi (Middle East), Tango (Argentina), Zydeco + Marching and Parade bands from around the world,

We can also help you program and decide what music or dance is right for your event. Call or write us with as much information as you can on your event, and we will make recommendations and send you ideas to choose from.

What we need from you to give you a proposal, please be as specific as possible

Event type
Event date
Event location
Any other details you think will help

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