World Music/CRASHarts reveals Winter/Spring lineup

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World Music/CRASHarts, the region’s premier presenter of music and dance from the far and near corners of the globe, has revealed it’s Winter/Spring 2011 season. Featuring 22 different shows and 34 individual performances, the upcoming season is one of the organization’s most diverse and exciting with offerings in world music, contemporary dance, world dance, indie-rock, folk, jazz and film, plus several pre-performance talks and artist question and answer sessions.

Five artists will make their Boston debut and seven dance companies present Boston premiere works. From January through May 2011, artists from Brazil, France, India, Ireland, Israel, Mali, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tuva, Zimbabwe and the United States will grace Boston’s stages.

The new season will kick off on Friday, January 7 with Mali kora player Ballaké Sissoko and French cello player Vincent Segal performing together at the First Church in Cambridge Congregational. Highlighting the list of concerts scheduled for this season are: Sweden’s Liitle Dragon (at the Brighton Music Hall on Wednesday, January 19), Israel’s Yasmin Leavy (at the Somerville Theatre on Wednesday, March 9), Ireland’s Dervish (at the Somerville Theatre on Friday, March 19), South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo (at the Sanders Theatre on Sunday, March 20) and Australia’s Colin Hay (at the Somerville Theatre on Sunday, April 17). The complete list of concerts and events is available Below.

World Music, Inc. was established as a non-profit organization by Maure Aronson in 1990 to connect performing artists from cultures around the globe with audiences in greater Boston. The organization grew into World Music/CRASHarts and has expanded its programming to include contemporary dance and music, as well as world music and dance, presenting over 100 performances and related outreach and educational programs annually.

World Music/CRASHarts Winter/Spring 2011 Season Schedule

Friday, January 7
Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal at First Church in Cambridge Congregational

Friday, January 14 – Sunday, January 16
Nicholas Leichter Dance at the Institute of Contemporary Art

Wednesday, Janaury 19
Little Dragon at the Brighton Music Hall

Friday, January 21
The Rhythm of Rajasthan at the First Church in Cambridge Congregational

Saturday, Janaury 22
Balé Folclórico da Bahia at the Boston Opera House

Saturday, January 29
Savion Glover at the Boston Opera House

Saturday, February 12
Huun Huur Tu at the First Church in Cambridge Congregational

Friday, February 18 – Sunday, February 20
Doug Varone and Dancers at the Institute of Contemporary Art

Friday, February 25
Paco Peña Flamenco Company at the Somerville Theatre

Sunday, February 27
Acoustic Africa:
Habib Koité, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, Afel Bocoum at the Somerville Theatre

Saturday, March 5
Alloy Orchestra performing live to Metropolis at the Somerville Theatre

Wednesday, March 9
Yasmin Levy at the Somerville Theatre

Saturday, March 12
Brad Mehldau and Friends at the Sanders Theatre

Friday, March 11 – Sunday, March 13
Philadanco at the Institute of Contemporary Art

Friday, March 18
Dervish at the Somerville Theatre

Sunday, March 20
Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Sanders Theatre

Wedneday, March 30
The Residents at the Somerville Theatre

Friday, April 8
Johnny Clegg Band at the Somerville Theatre

Friday, April 8 – Sunday, April 10
David Dorfman Dance at the Institute of Contemporary Art

Sunday, April 17
Colin Hay at the Somerville Theatre

Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24
Barak Marshal at the Institute of Contemporary Art

Friday, May 20 – Sunday, may 22
Complexions Contemporary Ballet at the Institute of Contemporary Art

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