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World Music Institute Announces Its 2013-2014 Season

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WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE announces its 2013-14 season. The 29th season from this storied organization, a pioneer of the world music and dance scene. WMI brings global cultures to life for the modern audience through dynamic, interactive series and festivals

Highlights include:

AROUND THE WORLD, AROUND THE CITY

Three musical visionaries from across the globe
bring their singular voices to New York City

Christine Salem (10/4): Fiery trance-inducing singer from Réunion Island
Jorge Drexler (10/8): Latin America's beloved singer/songwriter
Angelique Kidjo (2/15): Album release tour of Africa's premier music diva

MASTERS OF INDIAN MUSIC

WMI's long-running series presents the most
cherished guardians of Indian classical music

Anoushka Shankar (11/16): The sitar star pays tribute to her late father
Ustad Imrat Khan (2/8): A 78-year-old living legend of the sitar
Zakir Hussain (3/29): Legendary tabla virtuoso at MSG Theater

WORLD TO BROOKLYN

at Roulette

WMI's new series transports one to a dance-party in a far-off country,
serving up that culture's cocktails, DJ's, dance teachers and bands
Romano Drom (2/22): Soul, passion & one of Hungary's top Gypsy bands
La Cumbiamba Eneye (3/15): The spirit of Colombia's outdoor parties
La Clave Secreta (5/10): Grammy-nominated modern salsa fusion band

GLOBAL SALON
at the Thalia

Step into WMI's "living room" for intimate conversation and performances by virtuosos of little-known ethnic musical traditions
Shafi Mondol (11/2)
: A leading performer/teacher of Bengal's Baul tradition
The Art of the Balladeer and Kobzari (1/27):
Colleen Cleveland & Julian Kytasky pay tribute to the oral tradition of songs
Richard Hagopian (4/13): Armenian-American oudist and scholar
Strings of the Black Sea (5/7): Celebration of lyras and fiddles


Plus weekend festivals and special events:

FLAMENCO GITANO

Celebrates the Gypsy roots of flamenco with electrifying performers
Diego El Cigala (2/20): Superstar singer returns to Town Hall with new CD
Farruquito (6/21-22): the venerated Flamenco puro dancer makes long-awaited return to NYC at Skirball Center

AFRICA NOW

April 4-5: An exciting partmership with the Apollo Theater
spotlights today's African music scene in the iconic venue

DANCING THE GODS

April 26-27: Classical Indian dance festival at the NYU Skirball Center
Features performances, lec-dems, chat & chai with artists


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