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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 dialogue 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

Yemen Blues and DJ Busquelo

House of Yes

Thur, Dec 7 – 8:30 PM

Mehrnam Rastegari


Wed, Jan 24 – 8 PM

Justin Adams and Mauro Durante

(le) poisson rouge

Thurs, Feb 15 – 8 PM

Yungchen Lhamo

First Unitarian Church

Sat, Feb 24 – 8 PM

Flamenco Festival New York: Tomatito

The Town Hall

Fri, Mar 1 – 8 PM

Red Baraat – Festival of Colors

Brooklyn Bowl

Sat, Mar 9 – 8 PM

Flamenco Festival New York – Israel Fernández and Diego del Morao

Kaufman Music Center

Thur, Mar 14 – 8 PM

Flamenco Festival New York – Maria José Llergo and Sandra Carrasco 

(le) poisson rouge

Fri, Mar 15 – 8 PM

Derek Gripper and Ballaké Sissoko

Corpus Christi Church

Sun, Mar 24 – 4 PM

Caetano Veloso


Wed, Apr 3 & Thu, Apr 4 – 7:30 PM

Snarky Puppy & Friends

Kings Theatre

Thu, Apr 18 – 8 PM