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World Music Institute Teams with BYKlyn in Park Slope for WORLD MUSIC WEEK

BYKlyn Indoor Cycling Studio supports World Music Institute by declaring April 9-16, 2016 "World Music Week."

In celebration of this community partnership and World Music Institute's (WMI) recent office move to DUMBO, BYKlyn cycling classes throughout the week will include music by performers presented during WMI's 30th Anniversary Season and featured on WMI's Spotify channel.

World Music Week kicks off Saturday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m. when tabla players Sameer Gupta and Shiva Ghoshal of Brooklyn Raga Massive will perform live during BYKlyn's SWAG Saturday. The entertaining awareness-raising event will include the giveaway of tickets for upcoming WMI performances. At 2:00 p.m., Sameer and Shiva will play the warm-up songs for a cycling class that will raise funds for WMI.

World Music Institute is a nonprofit organization -- committed to presenting the finest in traditional and contemporary music and dance from around the world -- at venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan -- with the goal of promoting awareness of other cultures and their traditions.

"We are grateful to BYKlyn for creating this community initiative," says Gaby Sappington, Executive Director of World Music Institute. "World Music Week is a fantastic opportunity to connect with the Brooklyn community, share information about our organization and raise funds that help us keep the music playing."


"World Music Week" April 9-16, 2016

Saturday, April 9, 2016 is the kick-off day
1:00 p.m. - WMI provides live tabla performances
by Brooklyn Raga Massive members
2:00 p.m. - Charity Ride to raise funds for World Music Institute

At BYKlyn Indoor Cycling Studio, 258 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, 11217
(between Prospect Place & St. Marks Ave in Park Slope)
Visit for more info.

To sign up for classes including the all-donation WMI Charity Rides at 2pm on April 9 and again on April 23, visit or call the studio at 347-987-4771. 30+ classes a week from 6:30am-7:30pm. One class costs $25 plus shoe rental of $2 • Newbie package deal: 2 classes for $20.

About BYKlyn Indoor Cycling -- BYKlyn is Brooklyn's own indoor cycling studio. They offer group indoor cycling classes for all levels-newbies to competitive triathletes. Their vibe is definitively Brooklyn-intense but low-key, diverse and a little gritty. Each month, they offer 2 all-donation community rides with 100% of proceeds going to support various Brooklyn charities. "We chose World Music Institute to welcome them to the borough" said Amy Glosser, founder and CEO of BYKlyn. "We wanted to help spread the word about the great work they do to share world music with Brooklyn and beyond. After all, indoor cycling is all about music and Brooklyn is all about diversity, so this collaboration brings it all together!" This initiative reflects WMI's commitment to building and nurturing community partnerships that provide value for the public while also supporting the organization's mission.

About WMI ( - Since 1985, World Music Institute has been the leading presenter of world music and dance in the United States. WMI is committed to presenting the finest in traditional and contemporary music and dance from around the world at attainable prices for all, with the goal to promote awareness and engagement of other cultures and to encourage cultural exchange between nations and ethnic groups. WMI collaborates with community organizations and academic institutions to foster greater understanding of the world's cultural traditions and depends on public and private funding to accomplish its mission.

Under new leadership as of 2015-16-its 30th anniversary season-World Music Institute has introduced an ambitious expansion of concert offerings that include contemporary, experimental and avant-garde presentations, as well as the traditional music that WMI has long been known and admired for. In addition, the institution is thrilled to have launched new partnerships with BAM, 92nd Street Y, Storm King Art Center, Le Poisson Rouge, and Drom-while continuing partnerships with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Town Hall, Symphony Space, and the Apollo Theater (the annual Africa Now festival).

Some of the new and already widely-hailed series that World Music Institute created in the 2015-2016 season are the Lusophone Festival, Counterpoint series, Masters of Cuban Music, Masters of African Music, the return of Flamenco dance, and a Global Local initiative that offers opportunities and exposure to emerging NY talent in international music and dance. WMI is committed to continuing its legacy of presenting the world's greatest living masters in Indian classical music as well as in Indian dance, notably with its acclaimed Dancing the Gods series.
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