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September 2017

Mahmoud Ahmed with Hailu Mergia

September 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Town Hall,
123 W 43rd Street
New York City, NY 10036 United States
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Co-presented by World Music Institute and (le) poisson rouge $35/$45/$55/$65 Pre-performance Q&A with Francis Falceto, musicologist and producer of Éthiopiques compilations, moderated by Banning Eyre of Afropop Worldwide. This concert is a rare opportunity to see two of Ethiopia’s legendary musicians perform in one night. Over the last twenty years the Éthiopiques compilation series has been instrumental in introducing the legendary artists of Ethiopia to Western audiences. Among the most influential have been Mahmoud Ahmed, Mulatu Astatke, and Hailu Mergia…

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30 advance/35 day of show

Group Doueh with Innov Gnawa

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
(Le) Poisson Rouge,
158 Bleecker Street
New York City, NY United States
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$30 advance/$35 day of show | 18+ Standing room only with limited unreserved seating The legendary Group Doueh was founded in the 1980s and has been playing in and around their native Dakhla, the capital of the Morrocan administrative region Dakla-Oued Ed-Dahad in the Western Sahara, ever since. Doueh, their founder and leader, is a master on the electric guitar. His sound is distorted, loud and unhinged, with an impressive display of virtuosity and style. Group Doueh has a powerful…

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October 2017

Alash Ensemble

October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center,
129 W 67th St
New York, NY 10036 United States
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Co-Presented by World Music Institute and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center $25/$35 Alash Ensemble is a trio of master throat singers from Tuva, a tiny republic in the heart of Central Asia. Tuvan throat singing (xöömei) is a remarkable technique that involves singing multiple pitches at the same time. What distinguishes this gifted trio from earlier generations of Tuvan throat singers is the subtle infusion of modern influences into their traditional music. One can find complex harmonies, Western…

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