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Red Baraat ‘Festival of Colors’

Brooklyn Bowl

Fri, Mar 10 – 8 PM

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


BAM Café

Sat, Dec 3 – 9 PM

Bembona | Afrodominicano | Parcha


Sat, Feb 25 – 8 PM

Pierre Kwenders | Uproot Andy


Thu, Dec 8 – 8 PM

Red Baraat ‘Festival of Colors’

Brooklyn Bowl

Fri, Mar 10 – 8 PM

Samir LanGus | Omar Aena


Thu, Jan 26 – 8 PM

Ladysmith Black Mambazo


Sat, Mar 18 – 7:30 PM

Hamid Rhamanian’s Song of the North

Peter Norton Symphony Space

Fri – Sun, March 24-26

Tarta Relena

National Sawdust

Thu, Mar 30 – 8 PM