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Carnegie Hall in partnership with Robert Browning Associates presents
Friday, January 26, 2018 at 8:30 PM

Guitar and Vocals
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street & 7th Avenue, NYC


From the island of Sardinia, Paolo Angeli draws on the folk heritage of his homeland, adding elements of jazz, early music, and other genres to create an intriguing sound that is hard to categorize. His instrument, a prepared guitar with multiple strings and pedal-controlled effects, becomes a veritable orchestra. “Sardinia's madly imaginative master of the guitar…veers, in dreamy and almost stream-of-consciousness kind of way, between the traditional music of his island homeland, improvisational jazz and punk with a palette of super-saturated colors and amazing textures.” – NPR


Tickets: $48, $38

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Robert Browning Associates in partnership with Flamenco Festival presents
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8:00pm

Flamenco Guitar Maestro

509 Atlantic Avenue at 3rd Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn
(tel. 917-267-0363)

One of Spain’s leading flamenco guitarists, Córdoba’s award-winning José Antonio Rodríguez will be making a rare New York appearance. A remarkable guitarist acclaimed for his powerful and evocative renditions of contemporary flamenco, he has composed music for orchestras and dance companies, participated in major projects with Paco de Lucía and Alejandro Sanz, and appeared in Carlos Saura’s Flamenco. As a teenager in 1981 and 1982, he won first prize for flamenco guitar at prestigious contests at Minas de la Unión and Jerez de la Frontera. His recent CD, Adiós Muchachos, was declared by Spain’s El País newspaper to be the best flamenco album of 2016. For this program, he will be accompanied by Patricio Cámara “Pachi” (percussion, vocal) and Paco Peña (bass).


Tickets: $32; seniors, students $28

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“(he) took us to the highest spheres of the flamenco guitar universe… amazing technique…exceptional composing skills.” - Diario Córdoba



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Robert Browning Associates in partnership with Flamenco Festival presents

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8:00pm 

Versos olvidados (Forgotten Verses): A Tribute to Women Poets Roulette,

509 Atlantic Avenue at 3rd Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn  (tel. 917-267-0363)


The passionate and soulful vocalist Angelita Montoya, daughter of dancer Antonio Montoya and singer La Negra, is from one of the most famous Gypsyflamenco families, the Montoyas. Since making her debut at the age of nine in Nuevo día directed by Lole and Manuel, she has worked with Familia Montoya, Fernanda de Utrera, Chocolate, Camarón, Chano Lobato, Manuela Carrasco and Pastora Galván, among others.  Acclaimed for her deeply expressive interpretations of martinetes, malagueñas, soleás, seguiriyas, tangos and bulerias,she has appeared at major flamenco festivals, including the Bienal de Sevilla. For this program, she will present Versos olvidados (Forgotten Verses), a 90th anniversary tribute to the women poets of the Generation of 1927 who have long been forgotten. Their poetry, now rescued, has been put to the music of Alejandro Cruz Benavides. Accompaniment by Benavides on piano and Fran Cortés on guitar. NY debut.

Tickets: $32; seniors, students $28

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Past Events



World Music Institute Presents:


Meredith Monk and Ani Choying Drolma Concert

Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 9:30PM

National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY

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Romanee and Company Presents:


An Intercultural Series

11/8 - 11/20, 2016


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The Japan Society presents:



Meditative Chanting with Ko Ishikawa

Thursday, November 107 – 8:30 PM 

Escape from the busy streets of New York and immerse yourself in the meditative chanting of kagura-uta (god songs) and roei (poem recitation), enjoyed by aristocrats during the Heian period (794-1185). Notable gagaku (Imperial Court music) musician Ko Ishikawaleads this introspective workshop.

Tickets: $35/$30 Japan Society members 

Max. 50 participants; no experience required.


Link: http://www.japansociety.org/event/meditative-chanting-with-ko-ishikawa







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GONG: Spirits of the Archipelago

September 9th and 10th, The Riverside Theater, 91 Claremont Ave, NY, NY 10027, 7 pm. Tickets: $25 each

Saung Budaya is proud to present eight newly choreographed traditional dances from Papua, Borneo, Sumatra, and Java, in addition to contemporary dances accompanied by a live music ensemble from Indonesia. The title GONG, is based on the South East Asian metal percussion instrument that is hit with a mallet. Though Indonesia’s various islands have different cultures, stories, and souls, the one constant in all things music is the sound of the gong. Its distinct sound is quite deep and subtle however, it is a sound that is familiar to the people of Indonesia. Its significance in daily life is to bring communities together for a start of a celebration; in music and dance, it is the constant sound for tempo and movement. Like the gong, Saung Budaya has a similar role within the Indonesian American community. This production will showcase the different stories of these islands through the subtle yet important sounds of the gong and how it unifies Indonesian people and its various cultures.

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Gorana Stage

Gorana Dance Presents: Rhythms & Patterns 
7:00pm Saturday, April 2, 2016:

JCC Manhattan - Goldman-Sonennfeldt Family Auditorium

334 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023 
Join Gorana Dance Company as they celebrate their Ten Year Anniversary!!





Past Events 


Click here for more info - The Pedritio Martinez Group 

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 Ajna Dance Presents:

Ajna Dance Winter Showcase and Recital 
Sunday, December 13, 2015 :
5:00-6:30 (Doors Open at 4:40pm)
PS41 (Auditorium) in Greenwich Village - 116 West 11th Street, New York, NY 10011
Ajna welcomes you to their first ever recital and showcase featuring students from their new classes this past Fall & will include our adorable Ajna Children and Ajna All-Stars. 




organized by Asia Society, New York and Ayala Museum, Philippines
September 11th through January 1st
Philippine Gold:
Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms
An exhibition of 100 spectacular works of gold highlighting the prosperity and achievements of 10th to 13th century Philippine kingdoms. 









organized by Asia Society, New York 
November 15, 2015 at 2pm
Kinding Sindaw Family Performance
A journey into the ancestral heritage of the phillipines through legends, epics, and myths. Families will experience and participate in dance, kulintang music and silat martial arts. An optional family -friendly tour of Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms. 







Robert Browning Associates and Lotus Music & Dance present
Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:00pm
Griot Music of West Africa
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn










Carnegie Hall presents in partnership with Robert Browning Associates    
Friday, October 16, 2015 at 8:30 PM
Women in Indian Music
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Seventh Avenue between 57th and 56th Street, NYC





Robert Browning Associates and Lotus Music & Dance present
Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Gypsy Flamenco Guitar
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn 




presented by Japan Society with co-presenter, Yokohama Noh Theater (Yokohama Arts Foundation)
Traditional Dance from Okinawa
with Live Music 
Friday, September 18th at 7:30 pm 
Saturday, September 19th at 7:30 pm

333 East 47th Street,
New York, NY 10017
Friday, September 18th's performance is followed by MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception






Danza Espana

Thalia Spanish Theatre 

Danza Espana

Friday April 24- May 10, 2015

Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 4pm




Diego El Cigala

Carnegie Hall Presents 

Diego El Cigala

Friday May 8 - 8:00pm

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage



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