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Jan 30, 2019

GRAMMY and NAMA nominated, Dawn has worked with musical luminaries Luciano Pavarotti, Phillip Glass, John Cage, Ustad Sultan Khan, and R. Carlos Nakai.  She has toured the world playing Delta Blues with the Soldier String Quartet and Sufi Persian Funk with Sussan Deyhim, and Jazz masters Will Calhoun and Grover...


Oct 4, 2018

The Zhou Family Band plays traditional wind and percussion music that has accompanied birth and death of people in Central-Eastern China for more than 600 years.

Coming from Lingbi, Anhui Province, the Zhou family have been musicians for seven generations, and are bearers of a tradition that represents the this Chinese...


Oct 4, 2018

Jose is the bassist and band leader of Orchesta El Macabeo, a Puerto Rican salsa group created in 2008 in Trujillo Alto and part of their particular sound is based on the fact that the group is made up mostly of musicians who played in rock, punk, ska and reggae groups.

We chatted about the band’s music, his record...


Oct 4, 2018

Marie is an Assistant Professor of Music in the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology at Boston University.

Marie is the founder of BU Global Music Concert Series, aiming to bring artists steeped in folkloric, popular, and traditional music around the world, for Boston University and Boston area...


Oct 4, 2018

Ty began as the Managing Director of the BU Global Arts Initiative in 2012.

Prior to that, he was the Director of the Platt Student Performing Arts House at the University of Pennsylvania and served as Managing Director of the Barrymore Award winning Vagabond Acting Troupe.

We chatted about the 2018 inaugural edition...