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World Rhythm - International Music e-Newsletter

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Dear Boston World Music Meetup fans,

World Rhythm is an e-newsletter that features a calendar of international

music  events in the greater Boston area.  It's available free by email.


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 World Rhythm Calendar  

 International Music & Dance in the Boston Area & Southern NE


               April 2010 ��� Sample Edition














WED, April 7, 9:00 PM
World Wednesdays at Ryles
Joca Perpignan with Tucan Trio

Ryles Jazz Club

212 Hampshire Street





WED, April 7, 7:00 PM


An Evening of Bulgarian Music & Culture

This event is a fundraiser for the church's Community Supper Kitchen, which feeds

over 100 people every week.  The church is in Brighton Center on the 57 and 86

bus lines.  Free & ample parking next door in the Citizens Bank lot!

Brighton Allston Congregational Church

404 Washington Street
Brighton, MA 02135

Click here for Mapquest location




WED, April 7, 8:00 PM


(sounds from the Near East)

The Qadim Ensemble, a cross-cultural group of Jewish and Arabic musicians,

have joined forces to play for peace on a new CD and concert tour.  "Eastern

Wind" masterfully mixes the sounds of Middle Eastern instruments to create

traditional and original songs that celebrate the shared musical and spiritual

heritage of a region now deeply divided. Featuring folk tunes, improvisations,

and songs of love and devotion from the 12th century onward, the eclectic

ensemble uses traditional instruments to travel on a musical journey through

Arabia, Armenia, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Turkey and Yemen.

Johnny D's

17 Holland St.

Davis Square, Somerville





WED. April 7, 7:30 PM


Love Songs of the Americas

Mili Bermejo, voice

Eugene Friesen, cello

Tim Ray, piano

Dan Greenspan, double bass

For more than two decades, Boston-based vocalist/composer Mili Bermejo has

transcended the borders between cultures and musical genres. Her music blends

the beautiful stories and infectious rhythms of authentic Latin American poetry/folk

 music with social awareness and jazz improvisation.

Regattabar at the Charles Hotel

1 Bennett St, Harvard Square






THURS, April 8, 8:00 - 11:00 PM


Cafe Luna 

403 Massachusetts Ave (corner of Mass. Ave. & Main/Columbia Streets)

CambridgeMA 02139

(617) [masked]




FRI, April 9, 9:45 PM

MANGO BLUE (Latin dance band)

Johnny D's

17 Holland St.

Davis Square, Somerville





FRI, April 9, 10:00 PM

Fernandito Ferrer

He is the vanguard of the new breed of singer/songwriters from Latin America

Powerful and inspiring, with a giant voice and deep soul, Fernadito Ferrer can

move a listener to tears of joy. He will bring his full band tonight and feature

his virtuoso guitar playing

The Beehive

541 Tremont Street

Boston, MA





FRI, April 9, 7:00 PM


With Kareem Roustram and Helen Sherrah-Davies

Tufts University




FRI, April 9, 7:30 PM

NATRAJ (World Jazz/Indian/African)

With Tara Anand, Durga Krishnan, & Pravin Sitaram

What happens when musicians steeped in South Indian classical music meet a

contemporary world-jazz ensemble? Powerful rhythms, gracefully ornamented

melodies, and vibrant, inventive improvisation! In this program, world-jazz

ensemble Natraj collaborates with South Indian classical masters Tara Anand,

violin; Durga Krishnan, veena (stringed instrument); and Pravin Sitaram,

mridangam (percussion), in an inspiring confluence of timbres, instruments,

and traditions.

Cochran Chapel, Phillips Academy

Chapel Ave. near Main St.

Andover, MA




SAT, April 10, 8:00 PM


An intense atmosphere created by the mixture of various Brazilian music styles

and Jazz. Teresa Ines' beautiful vocals captivate the audience and create an

intimate yet energetic evening.  Teresa Ines and her band will present the songs

of the latest CD, Ave Rara (Rare Bird) and offer a selection of yearning, soulful

songs like the CD title tune. Another highlight is the funky arrangement of Tuaregue

e Nag�� by composer Lenine. Among Ines' own compositions, Cores Frias, is couched

in a classic bossa nova style, while Com Sabor, her thoughtful portrait of the warmth

of a woman's heart, is sung over a lush string quartet. A lyrical choro called Marambaia,

displays Teresa Ines virtuosity and elegance.

Amazing Things Arts Center

160 Hollis St.  (Rt. 126)

Framingham, MA





SAT, April 10, 10:00 PM

ENTRAIN (Reggae/funk/boogie)

Johnny D's

17 Holland St.

Davis Square, Somerville





SAT, April 10, 7:00 PM


Vocalist Evelyn Rosenthal sings Brazilian bossa nova, samba, MPB, jazz, and more, 

with guitarist Steve Kirby, at this Cambridge Portuguese restaurant.

The Sunset Cafe

851 Cambridge Street

CambridgeMA 02141





SAT, April 10,

Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts Presents

Chinese Performing Arts of North America Group

Jianbing Hu & Bao Jian

New England Conservatory

30 Gainsborough Street

Boston, MA 02115

NEC Box Office: [masked]

Tickets online:

Show Info: [masked]




SAT, April 10, 8:30 PM - 1:00 AM

CLUB D'ELF (Moroccan Trance/Drum'nBass/Dub-Jazz)

Club d'Elf plays 1 set from 9:30 to 10:45 & gives talk on North African influences

Moroccan Jews have historically marked the end of Passover by inviting their

neighbors, Jewish and Muslim, to celebrate in their homes with food and music.  

That's Mimouna.  Relatively unknown in the US, Mimouna has experienced a

revival in Israel, where it is celebrated every spring.  Prism updates this cross-

cultural tradition with an all-night party, spiced with the flavors of the Middle East

and North Africa. Just as Moroccan Jews and their neighbors stroll from home to

home to share in the festivities, partygoers will experience room after room of

food, drink, film, spoken word, music, art, and dance.

Mimouna Festival at Arts in the Armory
191 Highland Avenue, Somerville





SAT, April 10

BOURO MPELA (African-Dem. Rep. of Congo)

Congo Lisanga at

Something Irresistible

Lynn, MA




SUN, April 11, 8:00 PM


Sierra Leone���s Refugee All Stars started playing music together in West African

refugee camps while their homeland was racked by years of bloody warfare.

Since then, in electrifying live performances and recording experience with the

likes of Aerosmith and Mavis Staples, the All Stars have been ���establishing an

identity based as much on skill, imagination and charisma as on their undeniably

touching story��� (The Los Angeles Times).

CD Release, "Rise and Shine"

Harpers Ferry

158 Brighton Ave, Allston





SUN, April 11, 3:00PM | Free

In partnership with the New England Conservatory

The Latin American Classical Music Series will feature the finest instrumentalists

from New England Conservatory. They will perform diverse Latin American

compositions ranging from Argentina to Mexico, to the Caribbean.

Villa Victoria Center for the Arts

85 West Newton St.

South End, Boston

617 [masked]




SUN, April 11, 3:00 PM (Free)

Russian Festival of Music

An exciting combination of Russian classical and traditional/folk music performed

by musicians from the area as well as our very own Tufts students! The Festival is

to be followed by a reception at the Russian House (101 Talbot Avenue).

Distler Performance Hall

Tufts University, Medford, MA




SUN, April 11

La Orquesta Santa Fe &

Grupo Kazzabe y  (Latin)

Club Lido

1290 North Shore Road (Rt. 1A)

Revere, MA





MON, April 12, 8:00 PM


CAETANO VELOSO is among the most influential and beloved artists to emerge

from Brazil.  Although Tropicalismo set the tone for Caetano's career, his music

has evolved greatly over the years. Incorporating elements of rock, reggae, fado,

tango, samba canao, baiao and rap--with lyrics containing some of the best poetry

in a musical tradition rich in verse--Caetano's music is sometimes traditional,

sometimes contemporary, often hybrid. At once an astute social commentator

and balladeer of highly emotive love songs, Caetano is one of the most respected

poets in the Portuguese language.

Orpheum Theatre

1 Hamilton Place, Boston

Tickets: or





WED, April 14, 9:00 PM
World Wednesdays at Ryles
Manolo Mairena and Curubande (Latin)

Manolo Mairena is a New England based vocalist and percussionist who originally

hails from Costa Rica.  He and his group Curubande will present a performance

that will move the audience to dance and will include latin rhythms from a Son

Montuno, Bolero, and Salsa with the influence of contemporary Cuban music

which brings to the dance floor all the swing you need.  

Ryles Jazz Club

212 Hampshire Street






WED, April 14, 8:00 PM

Fernando Brandao Quintet 

with Almir Cortes (Brazilian)

Outpost 186

186 �� Hampshire St.

Inman Sq., Cambridge


Fernando Brand��o

Almir Cortes




WED, April 14,

EEK-A-MOUSE (Reggae)

It is not only Eek-A-Mouse's 6 feet 6 inches height that make him one of Jamaica's

most individual talents. He has created a style all his own, and gone on to become

something of an international phenomenon quite apart from the rest of the world

of reggae.

Harpers Ferry

158 Brighton Ave, Allston





WED, April 14, 8:00 PM

Roberto Carlos in Concert

Affectionately referred to in Latin America as "The King," Roberto Carlos has resurged

with new musicians and new songs.  He has recorded albums in Portuguese, English,

French, Spanish and Italian, and was the first Latin American Artist to sell more albums

than the Beatles.

Agganis Arena

925 Commonwealth Avenue


Agganis Arena Event Page





THUR, April 15, 10:00 PM

 Krucial Reggae presents:

Anguile & the High Steppers backing

Winston Watson of the Meditations plus

Rashani wITH Luv Bug Sound System

Anguile Bruno, a Gabonese-French Reggae Artist specializes in Afro-Roots

Reggae with an emphasis on dub. Some have referred to them (he and the High

Steppers) as a "hypnotic 70's Afro-Reggae Band" who "include in their performances

trance-inducing moments like a Fela or Manu Dibango" would lay down, while

"sticking to a heavy Drum and Bass riddim (a la Midnite)."  Sprinkled with prophetic

impromptu free style, chanting Nyabinghi moments can lead into a groovy Dub

reminiscent of the best Sly and Robbie days."
Johnny D's

17 Holland St.

Davis Square, Somerville





THUR, April 15, 8:00 - 11:00 PM

Choro Democr��tico (BrazilianChoro)

"Roda de Choro"

Caf�� Luna, 403 Mass. Ave., Cambridge





FRI, April 16, 9:30 PM - 1:30 AM

CLU B D'ELF (Moroccan Trance/Drum 'n Bass/Dub-Jazz)
Lizard Lounge

1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge





FRI, April 16, 8:00 PM'

Free preperformance talk with Rokia Traor�� at 6:00 PM

Rokia Traore (Mali)

Celebrated internationally for her energetic performances, Rokia Traor�� and

her band create an intimate new contemporary sound that is profoundly African.

With subtle, bluesy guitar playing and captivating voice, she spellbinds one moment

with a haunting ballad and then rocks the house with high-energy Afro-pop the next.

Somerville Theatre

55 Davis Sq., Somerville





FRI, April 16, 11:00 PM

GIAN CARLO (Latin singer/guitarist)

The Cellar, 991 Mass Ave, Cambridge




Saturday, April 17, 9:00 PM

Teresa Ines Quintet

Ryles Jazz Club

212 Hampshire St.






SAT, April 17, 8:OO PM
Classical Odissi Dance with Sonali Mishra

Traditional Indian Dance

Sonali Mishra returns to present an evening of Classical Odissi Dance. Hailing

from the eastern state of Orissa in India, this 2000-year old classical dance style
(one of the eight classical dance forms of India) has traveled from the ancient

temples in Orissa to major cities all over the globe.
Multicultural Arts Center

41 Second St., East Cambridge,





SAT, April 17, 8:00 PM

ANA MOURA (from Portugal)

An outstanding voice in the new generation of fado singers, Portugal's Ana Moura

transcends her youth with a maturity that speaks of the pain of separation, unrequited

love and longing. She has a gorgeous contralto voice, and her soulful and riveting

interpretations are both heartbreaking and uplifting.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston

(617) [masked]




SAT, April 17, 10:00 PM


Johnny D's

17 Holland St, Davis Square

Somerville, MA





SAT, April 17, 8:00 PM (Free)

Klen��ngan Nyamleng (gamelan from Java)

Distler Performance Hall

Tufts University, Medford, MA



Saturday, April 17, 8pm I $28

LUNASA (from Ireland)

Ireland's all-star quintet, L��nasa is one of the most exciting instrumental bands

in Celtic music. Their inventive arrangements and bass-driven grooves are

steering Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory.

Somerville Theatre

55 Davis Sq., Somerville

(617) [masked]




SUN, April 18, 7:00 PM

Rambax MIT (West African)

Lamine Tour�� and Patricia Tang, co-directors.

MIT, Lobdell Dining Hall

Stratton Student Center 2nd floor

84 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge





SUN, April 18


Club Lido

1290 North Shore Road (Rt. 1A)

Revere, MA





WED, April 21, 9:00 PM
World Wednesdays at Ryles
Florencia Gonzalez Big Band

Ryles Jazz Club

212 Hampshire Street






WED, April 21, 8:00 PM

THUR, April 22, 8:00 PM

Marsalis Berklee Jams presents

CLAUDIA ACU��A (Chilean singer/songwriter)

Chilean singer/songwriter Claudia Acu��a, with ���the voice of an angel��� (Ed Morales,

Newsday), moved to New York in 1995, and has recorded and toured with a host of

performers including George Benson, Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride, and Danilo Perez.

CAF�� 939

Berklee College

939 Huntington Ave, Boston





THUR, April 22, 9:00 PM

Earth Day Reggae Fest

With King-I, Jahriffe, Nomad-I and Khalilah

All backed by the Ghetto People Band and Music by DJ Thomas - One Sound

Club  Bohemia at Cantab Lounge

738 Massachusetts Ave.





THUR, April 22, 8:00 PM (Free)

Kiniwe with Nani Agbeli (african)

Nani Agbeli leads Kiniwe, the Tufts African Music and Dance Ensemble, in a

high-energy performance of traditional and contemporary material from Ghana,

featuring Baamaaya (Dagomba people from the Northern Region), Kpanlogo

(G�� people from Great Accra Region), and Atsia (Ewe people from
the Volta Region).
Jackson Dance Lab,

Aidekman Arts Center

Tufts University, Medford, MA




FRI, April 23, 10:00 PM

Lamine Toure and Group Saloum

Group Saloum is Boston's hottest new Afro-pop band. Founded by world-renowned

Griot percussionist and MIT Artist-in-Residence Lamine Tour��, Group Saloum fuses

Senegalese Mbalax with elements of jazz, funk, reggae, and Afro beat.

The Beehive

541 Tremont Street

Boston, MA





FRI, Apirl 23, 7:30 PM

SAT, Apirl 24, 8:00 PM

SUN, April 25, 3:00 PM


With live music by Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

100 Northern Ave., Boston

(617) [masked]




SAT, April 24, 10:00 PM

Zili Misik is one of our favorites. They bridge cultures, generations, and continents

with rhythmic infused Brazilian, and West African music. These powerful Haitian,

all female songs are sensual, political and self reflective. We love this band. The

Caribbean, Africa and Urban jazz will be in your soul

The Beehive

541 Tremont Street

Boston, MA




SAT, April 24, 9:00 PM

ANNIE ROYER (French cabaret/jazz)

CD Release, "Sous le Ciel de Paris"

Ryles Jazz Club

212 Hampshire St.


Reservations: [masked]




THUR, April 24, 7:00 - 11:00 PM

SONHOZINHO (Brazilian)

Sunset Caf��

851 Cambridge Street

Cambridge, MA





SAT, April 24, 7:00 PM


Vocalist Evelyn Rosenthal sings Brazilian bossa nova, samba, MPB, jazz, and 

more, with guitarist Steve Kirby, at this Cambridge Portuguese restaurant.

The Sunset Cafe

851 Cambridge Street

CambridgeMA 02141





SAT, April 24, 7:30 PM


The Either/Orchestra is a ten-piece jazz ensemble founded in 1985 by

saxophonist/composer Russ Gershon, The E/O combines the agility and

freedom of a jazz combo, the raw power and subtle coloring of a jazz

orchestra and the deep grooves of afro-latin music.

Regattabar at the Charles Hotel

1 Bennett St, Harvard Square





SAT, April 24, 10 PM - 2 AM


The Western Front

343 Western Ave, Cambridge




SAT, April 24, 6:00 PM

SUN, April 25, 4:30 PM



(Belly Dance performances)

Details at




SUN, April 25, 8:00 PM


(Flamenco / Rumba Catalana / Salsa)

House of Blues

15 Lansdowne Street

Boston, MA

For info/tickets:




THUR, April 29, 8:00 & 10:00 PM


The captivating performer, a dazzling accomplished singer / songwriter,

Magos Herrera, is considered one of the most beautiful voices of the

contemporary jazz scene, known for her unique sound that elegantly

blends her classic jazz styling with Latin American melodies and rhythms.

Scullers Jazz Club

DoubleTree Guest Suites Boston
400 Soldiers Road - Boston, MA 02134



THUR, April 29, 8:00 PM
TUDO AZUL (Brazilian jazz)
For over 25 years David Rumpler's performances on cavaquinho
(Brazilian uke), nylon-string guitar, pandeiro, and drums have made him one

of Boston's most sought after specialists in Brazilian music. He has performed

with Romero Lubambo, Cyro Baptista, Fernando Brand��o (Brasileirinho),

Receitade Samba, Alfredo CardimQuintet, Teresa In��s, Samba Tremeterra,

EvelynRosenthal, and many others. David's current group performs songs by

Jo��oDonato, Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil, Djavan, Chico Buarque, and

Antonio Carlos Jobim. David Rumpler, piano; Chris Kottke, flugelhorn; Derek

Van Wormer, bass; Regan Gibson, drums.

Cafe Luna
403 Mass. Ave (corner of Mass. Ave. & Main/Columbia Streets)
Cambridge, MA 02139



FRI, April 30, 8:00 PM

Haitian Heritage Celebration
(Haitian, Caribbean)
Hosted by Cambridge Poet Populist Jean Dany Joachim and featuring dance by

'Yanvanlou and music by Zili Misik--taking inspiration from Haiti and the African

Diaspora, this Artisans' World Gallery-curated event pays tribute to the beauty

of Haitian Culture. Also, Vanishing Birds of Haiti, the artwork of Haitian artist

Larimer Saincilus will be on display in our Lower Gallery.

Multicultural Arts Center

41 Second St., East Cambridge,





FRI, April 30, 8:00 PM

Celebrating Haitian Heritage Month

ZILI MIZIK (African diaspora World beat)

YANANLOU (Haitian folk dance troupe and drummers from Wellesley College)

Sponsored by

Multicultural Arts Center

41 second street Cambridge






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