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Think Globally, Dance Locally

Thursday, July 03, 2008

If you don’t leave the country this summer… the world will come to you. Zimbabwe, Mexico, Serbia, Brazil, Nigeria, and Spain are just a few of the countries sending artists to New York stages in the next several weeks. WNYC's Rob Weisberg will unpack some of the highlights.

Rob Weisberg's world music picks:

Rachid Taha and Dengue Fever - Summerstage July 5

Seun Kuti - with Fela's band Egypt 80 - Summerstage July 6

Goran Bregovic - Lincoln Center Festival July 8 and 9

Honest Jons spectacular at Avery Fisher Hall July 12

Accordion festival - Riverside Park July 12th

Julieta Venegas - Summerstage July 12th

Nation Beat - SOBs July 15

Boban Markovic Orchestra - Lincoln Center swing July 16, Drom July 16 and July 23.

Juan Luis Guerra – Madison Square Garden July 18

Peret - Lincoln Center Midsummer Night Swing July 25

Bachata Roja - Queens Latin Festival August 1st

Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto - Queens Latin Festival Aug 2nd

African Festival (Oliver Mtukudzi, Habib Koite, Extra Golden and others) - Prospect Park Celebrate Brooklyn August 3rd.


Rob Weisberg

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