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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Thandiswa Mazwai

Mon, June 24 – 6 PM

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Brooklyn Bowl

Fri, June 28 – 8 PM

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Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – Bryant Park

Fri, Aug 16 – 7 PM

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