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Welcome to World Music Institute

Founded in 1985 as a not-for-profit, World Music Institute (WMI) has served as one of the leading presenters of world music and dance within the United States. WMI is committed to presenting the best in traditional and contemporary music and dance from around the world to enrich lives through the arts, promote awareness and appreciation of the world’s rich cultural traditions, and encourage cross-cultural dialog and exchange. WMI presents virtually and at venues throughout the city of New York and depends on public and private funding to accomplish its mission.

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Upcoming Events

Free Event – WMI PLUS At Home 

Alsarah (Alsarah & the Nubatones)

 Monday, December 13 – 6PM

Aurelio Martinez & Garifuna Soul

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 Thur, December 16 – 7:30PM

Natu Camara

City Winery

 Thursday, January 6 – 8PM

Simon Shaheen Ensemble 

Kaufman Music Center

Friday, January 21 – 8PM

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Peter Norton Symphony Space

 Saturday, January 29 – Time TBD

Dervish & Eileen Ivers Band

Peter Norton Symphony Space

Saturday, March 5 – 7:30PM

Les Filles de Illighadad

Peter Norton Symphony Space

Thursday, April 7 – 8PM

Small Island, Big Song

Peter Norton Symphony Space

Friday, March 18 – 7:30PM

Sona Jobarteh

Peter Norton Symphony Space

Sunday, March 20 – 7:30PM

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