Presenting Our Fall / Winter 2021-2022 Season


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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.

Upcoming Events

Mike Block & Balla Kouyaté Ens.

Kaufman Music Center

 Friday, October 15 – 8PM

Ehsan Matoori – “Voices & Bridges”

Peter Norton Symphony Space


Free Event! WMI PLUS AT Home

Daymé Arocena

Monday, November 1 – 6PM

Daymé Arocena

(le) poisson rouge

 Thursday, November 11 – 8PM

Quinteto Astor Piazzolla

Peter Norton Symphony Space

 Sunday, November 14 – 7:30PM

The Klezmatics 

Peter Norton Symphony Space

 Sunday, December 5 – 7:30PM

Aurelio Martinez

(le) poisson rouge

 Thursday, 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

Apollo Theater

 Saturday, January 29 – Time TBD

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