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.