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.

For Group, Student, and Senior discounts, please contact us at 212-545-7536 Ext. 1 or at info@worldmusicinstitute.org.

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Rama Vaidyanathan - Dancing the Gods Night Two - May 12

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Upcoming Events

Japanese Salon – Rino Aise

Globus Washitsu

Thu, May 2 – 6:30 PM

Béla Fleck: Rhythm, Raga & Rhapsody 

Carnegie Hall

Sat, May 4 – 8 PM

DTG Night One: Kasi Aysola & Archana Raja

Asia Society

Fri, May 10 – 7:15 PM

DTG Night Two: Rama Vaidyanathan

Asia Society

Sun, May 12 – 7:15 PM

Kala Ramnath with Bklyn Raga Massive

Kaufman Music Center

Thu, May 16 – 8 PM

Guitar Festival NY Night One

Kaufman Music Center

Fri, June 14 – 8 PM

Guitar Festival NY Night Two

Kaufman Music Center

Sat, June 15 – 8 PM

Os Mutantes

Brooklyn Bowl

Fri, June 28 – 8 PM

Free Event – 2024-25 Season Opener

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – Bryant Park

Fri, Aug 16 – 7 PM