Upcoming Events

Past Events

Ayalga Festival 

Saturday, November 20, 2021

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
The Ayalga Cultural Festival celebrates Buryat song to encourage younger generations to learn and sustain the Buryat language.

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Raif Hyseni & Merita Halili

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Friday, November 12, 2021

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  Online Event
Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra perform Albanian music from New York.

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Medhini Lokuhewa

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Friday, November 5, 2021

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  Online Event
Lokuhewa discusses Sri Lankan dance traditions and explains how through highs, and lows, dance has guided her in life.

Jalikunda: Home of the Griots

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Poe Park
This first event, accordingly, will feature three members of Jalikunda in a 45 minute concert. The pieces will consist of traditional oral narratives, epics, or songs from the griot repertoire.   Instrumentation will consist of the kora (a harp-like instrument with a gourd resonator), percussion instruments, and vocals. 

A Celebration of Tibetan & Himalayan Traditional Arts

Monday, October 18, 2021

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

  Online Event
This free concert will feature elders, community artists, and members of the New York Ex-TIPA Ensemble performing songs for good health and healing for all.

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Edwin Ferreras

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Friday, October 15, 2021

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
Learn about Merengue music and dancing from Domincan Republic!

Pete Rushefsky's Boardwalk Serenade

Monday, October 4, 2021

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Brighton Beach Boardwalk
Free klezmer music on the Brighton Beach Boardwalk!

Sarah Aroeste With Shai Bachar: Ladino Music From Yesterday To Today, Live From Edmond J. Safra Hall

Sunday, August 8, 2021

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
International Ladino singer/songwriter Sarah Aroeste draws upon her family roots from Macedonia and Greece as she performs traditional and original Ladino songs in this special

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Firas Zreik

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Friday, July 16, 2021

6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
New York City-based Palestinian Kanun virtuoso, composer, arranger & educator. 

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Zafer Tawil

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Friday, July 9, 2021

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  Online Event
Brooklyn-based Palestinian musician Zafer Tawil performs traditional music on the old-- a Middle Eastern stringed instrument. He is joined by his friend and colleague Firas Zreik on the kanun.

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Jomion and the Uklos

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Friday, June 4, 2021

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  Online Event
A performance of traditional vodun rhythms, Caribbean styles and jazz-- a style that they have termed "whedo-vodun-jazz."

The Beary Brothers Featuring Psoy Korolenko, Zisl Slepovitch and Ilya Shneyveys

Thursday, June 24, 2021

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Wagner Park
A supergroup of three leading emigre musicians from the Former Soviet Union. Psoy Korolenko, one of Russia’s leading contemporary bards, is joined by the spellbinding multi-instrumentalists Zisl Slepovich (Litvakus/Folksbiene) and accordionist Ilya Shneyveys (Forshpil).

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents ROSA

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Friday, June 11, 2021

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  Online Event
New York-based and internationally acclaimed Serbian vocal group ROSA discuss and perform five pieces of music:

Sharabi Featuring Frank London & Deep Singh with Sarah Gordon

Thursday, June 10, 2021

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Wagner Park
Sharabi means intoxicated. Possessed. By love. By ecstasy. By spirits (of the highest proof)!

Diasporic Dialogues: Roundtable with Nariman Asanov and Manashe Khaimov

Part of Diasporic Dialogues: Bukharian and Crimean Traditions in the City of Immigrants

Sunday, May 23, 2021

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  Online Event
During a pre-recorded concert remarkable artists Nariman Asanov and Manashe Khaimov explore sustaining their cultures in NYC!

Diasporic Dialogues: Roshel Rubinov Ensemble and the Crimean Tatar Ensemble

Part of Diasporic Dialogues: Bukharian and Crimean Traditions in the City of Immigrants

Saturday, May 22, 2021

9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

  Online Event
The NY Crimean Tatar Ensemble, Bukharian master of the shashmaqam tradition Roshel Rubinov and community organizers Nariman Asanov of the Association of Crimean Turks and Manashe Khaimov of the Sephardic American Mizrahi Initiative take time out to take stock of the American experience.

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Kewulay Kamara

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Friday, May 21, 2021

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  Online Event

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Silvio Solis

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Friday, May 14, 2021

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  Online Event
Paraguayan harpist and lutherie Sylivio Solis discusses his international career, his upbringing as a musician, and the significance of the harp as a national instrument.

World Dance Passport: Travel the World through Dance

Sunday, May 2, 2021

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Anne Loftus Playground
CTMD Touring artists Oyu Oro Afro Cuban Dance Ensemble and the Calpulli Mexican Dance Ensemble perform at the Lotus Music and Dance Center's World Dance Passport Festival.

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents the Wuza Wuza Ensemble

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Friday, April 23, 2021

6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
Ghanian dancer, researcher, and educator Yawuza Alhassan, director of the Wuza Wuza Ensemble and the Wuzaland Cultural Center, discusses how he became a dancer and his career as one of Ghana’s preeminent cultural representatives

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Rosa Maria Lazon

Friday, April 16, 2021

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  Online Event
Peruvian flautist Rosa Maria Lazon briefly discusses the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on her performance career with Andean arts ensemble Inkarayku and teaching activities

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents the Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Friday, April 9, 2021

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  Online Event
As cultural ambassadors, SLDA’s gurus and dancers consistently work with new audiences to pass on their artistry and skill.

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Martha Zarate and Ramon Ponce

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Friday, March 26, 2021

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  Online Event
Audiences are invited to learn the basic steps of two traditional folk songs with Mariachi Real de Mexico's instructors Martha Zarate (dance) and Ramon Ponce (vocals, guitar).

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents the Cheres Folk Ensemble

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Friday, March 26, 2021

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  Online Event
Cheres, a phenomenal ensemble of traditional Ukranian dance practitioners takes over BBNYCO.

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents: Los Pleneros de la 21

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Friday, March 19, 2021

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  Online Event
Puerto Rican Plena and Bomba in the eyes of Los Pleneros de la 21! 

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Cheryl “The Gourd Lady” Thomas

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Friday, February 26, 2021

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  Online Event
From the comfort of her living room in Crown Heights in the People’s Republic of Brooklyn, she discusses her life’s work, spiritual journey, and pandemic resilience.

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Oyu Oro

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Monday, January 25, 2021

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
This original work is a dance drama that reflects the cultural perspective, dance identity, history and mythology of Afro-Cuban culture.

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Andriy Milavsky

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  Online Event
We take a look back with the one-and-only CTMD Touring Artists Cheres Ensemble and Andriy Milavsky, band leader, clarinetist, and wind instrumentalist extraordinaire.

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Aaron Alexander

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Friday, January 15, 2021

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  Online Event
This episode features the renowned klezmer drummer Aaron Alexander (www.aaronalexander.com) being interviewed by klezmer trombonist Dan Blacksberg

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Moris Cañate

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Friday, January 15, 2021

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
This lecture/demonstration features Afro-Colombian artist Moris Cañate, founder of CTMD Touring Artists ensemble Grupo Rebolu.

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Eleanore Weill

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
This Radiant Others Podcast collaboration features an interview between Klezmer trombonist Dan Blacksberg and renowned New York klezmer musician Eleonore Weill. 

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Ebrima Jassey

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Monday, January 11, 2021

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
Gambian jali/griot Ebrima Jassey performs several pieces on the balafon, a West African xylophone with gourds to amplify the keys.

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Pablo Mayor (Folklore Urbano NYC)

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Friday, January 8, 2021

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
This program features an interview with the remarkable Colombian composer, pianist, educator, and founder of Folklore Urbano NYC Pablo de Mayor.

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Ramon Ponce

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
Fourth generation mariachi musician Ramon Ponce joins us from his living room to discuss the story of CTMD Touring Artists Mariachi Real de Mexico, the premiere mariachi ensemble on the east coast, and the importance of this tradition in New York City.

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online present Jake Shulman-Ment

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Monday, January 4, 2021

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
Klezmer trombonist and creator of the Radiant Others Podcast Dan Blacksberg interviews renowned New York klezmer musician Jake Shulman-Ment about his life and music.
CTMD Concerts

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Lamine Thiam

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
Senegalese dancer Lamine Thiam performing and discussing sabar drumming, traditional West African dance, his life story, and the social and spiritual meanings of his movements and sounds.
CTMD Concerts

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Esraa Warda

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Monday, December 28, 2020

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
North African dancer Esraa Warda (www.esraawarda.com) and the members of Chab Lab project, a collective that explores North African and Caribbean musical connections.
CTMD Festivals

Yiddish New York 2020

Part of Yiddish New York

Saturday, December 26, 2020

  Online Event
Films – Lectures – Theater – Yiddish Song – Folk Dance – Yiddish Language – Yiddish Culture and History – Visual Arts – Master Classes – Ensembles – Foods – Klezmer Music – Local Community – Art Exhibition – Special Programs for Kids & Teens and More!
CTMD Concerts

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Rafael Leal Ramierez

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
Shot at home, this program features the remarkable Rafael Leal Ramirez, a Colombian drummer, percussionist, and educator with the CTMD Sharing Traditions program FolkCOLOMBIA Escuela de Danza y Música.
CTMD Concerts

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Oneza Lafontant

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Monday, December 21, 2020

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
Öneza Lafontant is a cultural activist, musician, and founder of CTMD Touring Artist group Kongo, an Afro-Haitian roots music band based in Brooklyn.

Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online presents Yamini Kalluri

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Monday, December 14, 2020

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
Yamini Kalluri, an Indian dance prodigy, master of classical Kuchipudi dance, and dance educator.
Special Event

Supporting NYC's Immigrant Arts Ecosystem in a Time of Crisis

Friday, December 11, 2020

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

  Online Event
This forum will explore the growing role of immigrant artists in New York's cultural life, the impact of the COVID crisis on the immigrant arts ecosystem, and the longer-term challenges facing immigrant artists and immigrant-focused arts organizations across all five boroughs.
CTMD Concerts

Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online presents Inkarayku

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Friday, December 11, 2020

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
This special episode of Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents the band Inkarayku, a Quechua word that means “because of the Incas.”
CTMD Concerts

Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online presents Seetha Wickramasuriya

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
One of the only traditional kavi singers living in the U.S., Seetha practices a Sri Lankan folk poetic form sung to the beaten melody of a rabana drum.

Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online presents Suvda Khereid

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Monday, December 7, 2020

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
Mongolian singer Suvda Khereid performs a number of long songs (urtyn duu) from Inner Mongolia, China.
CTMD Concerts

Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online presents George Vilson and Regine Romaine

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
Together in this special segment, Régine and Georges discuss how they met at a Haitian folklore CTMD event, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic upon Haitian community, and the value of preserving Haitian musical culture and language during these difficult times.
CTMD Workshops

FolkCOLOMBIA's New Virtual Columbian Music and Dance Program Series with Queens Community House

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
FolkCOLOMBIA Escuela de Danza y Musica and Queens Community House are excited to announce a virtual Colombian music and dance program series for students throughout
CTMD Concerts

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Ronald Polo

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
Recorded in the basement home studio, Afro-Colombian singer, percussionist, and director of CTMD Touring Artists Grupo Rebolu, Ronald Polo features in this edition of Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online.

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Sachiyo Ito

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Monday, November 30, 2020

5:00 pm – 6:00 am

  Online Event
A lecture demonstration by Japanese classical dancer, choreographer, and CTMD Touring Artist Sachiyo Ito

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Malang Jobarteh and Salieu Suso

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Friday, November 27, 2020

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
Telling Mandinka histories through song and story.

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Frank London

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
Klezmer trombonist and creator of the Radiant Others Podcast Dan Blacksberg interviews renowned New York klezmer musician Frank London about his life and music.

Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online presents George Vilson and Régine Romaine

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Monday, November 23, 2020

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
Together in this special segment, Régine and Georges discuss how they met at a Haitian folklore CTMD event, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic upon Haitian community, and the value of preserving Haitian musical culture and language during these difficult times.

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Michael Yuri (Yuri Yunakov)

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Monday, November 23, 2020

12:00 am – 7:00 pm

  Online Event
Formerly known as Yuri Yunakov, Michael Yuri is a phenomenal saxophonist from Bulgaria with Roma (Gypsy) roots.

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Sidiki Conde

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Friday, November 20, 2020

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
Through his story and music, Conde reminds audiences that we are all part of one community.

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Xiao Xiannian and Julie Tay of the Mencius Society

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
For the third episode of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online, we have Xiaon Xiannian and Julie Tay of the Mencius Society!

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents The Crimean Tatar Ensemble

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Monday, November 16, 2020

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
These extraordinary, multi-generational dancers and musicians share intricate folk songs, virtuosic instrumental pieces, and various group and solo dances from the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine.

Beat of the Boroughs NYC Online: Julia Gutierrez-Rivera and Friends

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
Julia Gutiérrez- Rivera and Friends present "A Taste of NuyoRican Bomba: From Traditional, to Spiritual to Resistance Music".

Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Grupo Rebolu Family Jam

Part of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online

Monday, October 5, 2020

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  Online Event
To premiere Beat of the Boroughs NYC, a family jam session with Grupo Rebolu!

New York Klezmer in the Early Twentieth Century: A Special Book Release Event!

Part of Yiddish New York

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

  Online Event
Join us for a special book release via Facebook Messenger Rooms of the New York Klezmer in the Early Twentieth Century featuring Joel Rubin with Mark Slobin!

BEYLE 100: Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman's 100th Birthday

Part of Yiddish New York

Sunday, August 9, 2020

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

  Online Event
Join us for a special online concert celebrating the 100th birthday of Yiddish songwriter, poet, and singer Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman (1920-2013). The program, conceived by Binyumen

Survivor Songs: The Amazing Stonehill Recordings

Part of Yiddish New York

Thursday, August 6, 2020

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

  Online Event
Join us for a special online multimedia program revealing the inside story of Ben Stonehill’s heroic project.

Sri Lankan Dance Academy at The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Saturday, April 18, 2020

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Back by popular demand, our Touring Artists will perform at The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art!

Jewish Silk Road Tours™: Bukharian Community Tour in Rego Park

Monday, March 30, 2020

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Bukharian Jewish Community Center
Learn about the Jewish community that had lived along the Silk Road, for over 2000 years. Understand the essence of the Bukharian Jewish culture!

Jewish Silk Road Tours™: Bukharian Community Tour in Rego Park

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bukharian Jewish Community Center
Learn about the Jewish community that had lived along the Silk Road, for over 2000 years. Understand the essence of the Bukharian Jewish culture!

Flurry Festival

Friday, February 14, 2020

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saratoga Springs City Center
The best winter weekend for music lovers, story tellers, dancers, and lovers of life. A three day immersion into traditional international music, dance, instrument lessons, jamming, storytelling, and more.
Special Event

Yiddish New York

Part of Yiddish New York

Saturday, December 21, 2019

14th Street Y.
The Nation's Largest Festival of Yiddish Culture, Arts & Language to the 14th Street Y from December 21st to 26th! Yiddish New York features an

Koliada and Music from the Carpathians

Friday, December 6, 2019

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ukranian Museum
Join the Yara Arts Group for "Koliada and Music from the Carpathians". Yara Arts Group (www.yaraartsgroup.net), under the direction of Virlana Tkacz, will stage a
Special Event

Soorya

Part of Soorya NYC Annual Festival

Sunday, November 17, 2019

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

New Dorp Moravian Church
Preserving the continuity of Sri Lankan traditions in NYC more widely as well as share these traditions with the general public at Soorya NYC.

Sidiki and Friends at Poe Park

Saturday, November 16, 2019

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Poe Park Visitors Center
CTMD invites you to join a free performance featuring NEA National Heritage Fellow and Guinean master drummer Sidiki Conde and his ensemble. CTMD Touring Artist Sidiki Conde is a dancer,
Special Event

Kotchegna Dance Company

Saturday, November 9, 2019

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

JKO Theatre
Join Kotchegna Dance Company, a renowned international corps, and guest master performers from Ivory Coast as they take us on an exciting journey of West African village traditions, culture, and beliefs through pulsing percussion and colorful costumes.
CTMD Workshops

Sound Portraits from Bulgaria: A Journey to a Vanished World

Thursday, October 17, 2019

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
For over two decades, starting in the mid-1960s, ethnographer and Balkan dance specialist, Martin Koenig researched and documented traditional Bulgarian music and dance forms in their original settings.
CTMD Concerts

Sidiki Conde and Friends

Saturday, October 12, 2019

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Poe Park
CTMD invites you to join a free performance with NEA National Heritage Fellow and Guinean Master Drummer Sidiki Conde. Sidiki Conde is a dancer, drummer, and singer

Heritage Sunday | Made in NYC 2.0: Next Generation Traditions

Sunday, July 28, 2019

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center
Songs and dance music with the energy and edge unique to our city that never sleeps!

Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY's Pahim Path Mangalya

Saturday, July 27, 2019

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

College of Staten Island, Williamson Theater
Immerse yourself in Sri Lankan dance culture. Contact us to purchase your tickets today!
CTMD Concerts

Made in NYC: Sidiki Conde and Friends

Part of Made in NYC: Next Generation Traditions

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Veteran's House
Performance by NEA National Heritage Fellow and Guinean master drummer and dancer Sidiki Conde and his group Tokounou!
Special Event

Bukharian Choikhona: Central Asian Tea House

Sunday, June 23, 2019

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

XO/Da-Mikelle II
Join us for a delicious Bukharian lunch, tea service and live concert by Ensemble Shashmaqam with special guest artists!
Special Event

May Sumak Reception

Part of Made in NYC: Next Generation Traditions

Friday, June 14, 2019

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

King Juan Carlos Center at NYU
 The 4th Annual May Sumak: Quichwa Film Showcase for a special Made In NYC sponsored reception!
Special Event

Made in NYC: Olas de Bomba y Plena Part II

Part of Made in NYC: Next Generation Traditions

Sunday, June 2, 2019

11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Pregones Theater
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. 
Special Event

Fiesta "Patronal" Bronxmanta

Part of Made in NYC: Next Generation Traditions

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Bronx Music Heritage Center
After their Manhattan debut, we will head up to the Bronx and continue the party raymi style with a huayno and cumbia dance workshop, Kichwa Hatari Radio, and live musical performance!
CTMD Concerts

La Patronal Live in NYC

Part of Made in NYC: Next Generation Traditions

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Drom
The Center for Traditional Music and Dance is proud to partner with Drom NYC and Odelia Music to present La Patronal, a unique brass band rooted in the traditions of the 'fiestas populares' and 'patronales' from the Andes in South America.
Special Event

Jewish Silk Road Tours™: Bukharian Community Tour in Queens, NY

Part of Yiddish New York

Sunday, December 16, 2018

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bukharian Jewish Community Center
A walking/bus tour of several fascinating neighborhoods in Queens, NY; also known as Registan Park (Rego Park) and Bukharian Broadway (Forest Hills). Learn about the Jewish community that has lived along the Silk Road for over 2000 years, in cities such as Samarkand, Dushanbe and Tashkent. Now largely resettled in diasporic enclaves in Queens and Israel, we’ll explore how community members continue to preserve unique Central Asian traditions while creating one of New York’s most vibrant contemporary Jewish communities.
Special Event

Urban Stomp!

Part of Urban Stomp: From Swing to Mambo

Saturday, November 17, 2018

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Abyssinian Baptist Church
A 'get down' that shows what happens when Cuba, Harlem, and Puerto Rico meet in NYC. Featuring the most swingin swing and hard-hitting mambo around!
Special Event

Urban Stomp: After Party

Part of Urban Stomp: From Swing to Mambo

Saturday, November 17, 2018

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bronx Music Heritage Center
The party continues in the heart of the Bronx, with light refreshments, conversations, dancing, and the sounds of swing, mambo, and salsa. 
CTMD Concerts

Olas de Bomba y Plena

Part of Made in NYC: Next Generation Traditions

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Pregones Theater
An interactive performance and cultural conversation moderated by Dr. Cesar Colon Montijo will explore Nuyorican community history, diasporic sounds, transmission of tradition and next generation practitioners gaining momentum within the community and beyond.
CTMD Workshops

Urban Stomp: From Cuba to New York - With Love  

Part of Urban Stomp: From Swing to Mambo

Saturday, November 3, 2018

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education
An exploratory workshop that takes you on a journey from West Africa and Spain, through the Caribbean, towards Cuba, finally to end up in New York City via Mambo, Swing and Salsa!
CTMD Workshops

Urban Stomp: A Renaissance Re-Imagined

Part of Urban Stomp: From Swing to Mambo

Saturday, October 27, 2018

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
An interactive workshop that takes you on a musical journey of African-American resilience through the blues, Great Migrations, a Renaissance, and vitality manifested in the music/dance.
CTMD Workshops

Urban Stomp: A Journey From Swing to Mambo

Part of Urban Stomp: From Swing to Mambo

Saturday, October 20, 2018

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center
An interactive workshop that takes you to world where the rhythmic sounds of congas and horns permeate the streets of New York City.
Special Event

CTMD in Washington DC

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Library of Congress
Friends in Washington DC, please join CTMD  for three special events: Since '68: Cultural Organizations, Programming, Documentation and Community Enrichment in New York, Kentucky and
CTMD Festivals

Soorya NYC 2018

Part of Soorya NYC Annual Festival

Saturday, September 1, 2018

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Faber Park
The Soorya (Sun) Festival is an annual night-long summer festival celebrating the cultures and traditions of Sri Lanka along Staten Island’s North Shore waterfront.
CTMD Festivals

Bwa Kay Iman

Saturday, August 11, 2018

2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Prospect Park, Lakeside
Bwa Kay Iman, an all-day Haitian arts and culture celebration presented by Gran Bwa Culture and Neg Gran Bwa Drummers, led by Oungan Asogwe (High Priest) Deenps "Gran Bwa" Bazile. Bwa Kay Iman is a longstanding annual celebration commemorating the important slave social gathering on August 14th of 1791 that began the Haitian revolution.
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Made in NYC: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of CTMD

Part of Heritage Sunday

Sunday, August 5, 2018

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center
For this 50th birthday celebration, the Center for Traditional Music and Dance calls upon some of its favorite artists—many of whom got their start with CTMD—for an eclectic, energetic afternoon of music reflecting the diversity of New York City’s neighborhoods.
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Heritage Sunday Dance Party with DJ Rekha

Part of Heritage Sunday

Sunday, August 5, 2018

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center
DJ Rekha—the visionary behind NYC's legendary Basement Bhangra parties—oversees the Heritage Sunday dance party around the Revson Fountain.
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FolkCOLOMBIA en el Museo

Saturday, July 21, 2018

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Queens Museum
In celebration of Colombia's Independence Day, FolkCOLOMBIA School of Dance and Music presents a Colombian group of artists who will perform traditional dance and music of Colombia.
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Silk Road Tea House: An Evening of Bukharian Jewish Culture

Thursday, October 4, 2018

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Museum at Eldridge Street
This vibrant musical evening celebrates one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world – Bukharians. Hailing from the Uzbek city of Bukhar, this tight-knit community has resided in Central Asia from over two millennia. Today, 70,000 Bukharians have immigrated to the United States – and 50,000 have settled in Queens.

Heritage Sunday: From Tirana to Tashkent

Part of Heritage Sunday

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center
With the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Soviet state, we explore the transformation of music and dance traditions under socialist states and how leading contemporary artists are working to reclaim & reinvigorate these genres.