Again live from Pregones in the South Bronx, this dynamic program will be presented in partnership with Los Pleneros de la 21's En El Patio series, and include a full length concert following a special panel discussion with the musicians led by Dr. Cesar Colon Montijo. With a lineup that includes both Los Pleneros de la 21 and Redobles de Cultura, come experience four decades and three generations of bomba and plena in our City that never sleeps.
An expansive interdisciplinary, intergenerational and inter-community project that focuses on next generation traditional music and dance practitioners who are ‘inheriting the city’ with increasingly ‘New York formed’ traditions and stories.
An interactive arts-education series that shares important artistic, cultural and historic connections between Swing and Mambo!
The Mariachi Academy of New York is devoted to preserving the rich heritage of Mariachi to youth in New York and performances for community-based and general audiences. The organization works to develop the participants’ skills in musical training, discipline, creativity and self-esteem while strengthening language, team working skills and a strong sense of identity.
The mesmerizing “Fan Dance” and “Drums of Ecstasy” are among the dazzling and engaging repertoire of Sounds of Korea, whose repertoire spans a vast range of styles and settings, from classical court music and dance traditions, to theatrical masked dances and solo instrumental folk genres.
Shashmaqam is a vibrantly colorful ensemble that performs the highly compelling and centuries old musical traditions of Central Asia. The ensemble presents a panorama of the classical and folk music of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, as well as the liturgical repertoire of Bukharan Jews.
As part of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance’s ongoing partnership with the New School Eugene Lang College’s Civic Liberal Arts initiative, Global Voices is a recurring course offering, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Spring semester 2018’s course focused on community-based culture work and the vital music and dance traditions practiced in NYC’s […]
It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of George Caba on February 17th, 2010. Our heartfelt condolences go out to George’s sons Craig and Patrick and to his sister Dorothy. We first met George when he came as a spectator to the Tribute to the Tamburashi program that Martin and Ethel […]
Founded in 1968, the Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) assists New York City’s immigrant communities to preserve the vitality of their distinctive performing arts traditions and promotes cross-cultural understanding by sharing these art forms with audiences across the city.
CTMD’s Samantha Shokin recently traveled to the International Annual Russian Guitar Festival and Seminar, which celebrates the uniquely Russian seven-string guitar. The Festival is held in a most unlikely place– Iowa City, Iowa. Shokin writes about the festival this month in Tablet Magazine. Click here to read the article “Seven Strings Over Iowa”.Read More