Global Music in NYC is mostly in nightclubs. Global Music is the music of the entire world, except for Europe, the European Diaspora and the Latin world. It’s mostly music from Mother Africa and Asia. Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat is Global Music.
The term “World Music” comes from Classical Music, but it’s current meaning (non-European Diaspora music) didn’t enter popular usage until the late 1980s. The Recording Academy (Grammys) struggles to wrap its head around this because the great majority of music on Earth is not European.
The Grammys started their “World Music” category in 1992. In 2020, they changed the term from “World Music” to “Global Music.” The idea is that “World Music” put “us” against the world, whereas the term “Global Music” is inclusive. At least the Recording Academy is trying. Anyway, Global Music is Great!
NYC Global Music Venues
These producers and venues also present a lot of Latin music.
- Barbès is a French-owned bar in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
- Carnegie Hall Citywide produces Global Music across NYC. *
- Drom is a Turkish-owned bar in the East Village.
- Flushing Town Hall is a community theater in Flushing, Queens.
- LunÀtico is a musician-owned restaurant bar in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
- Robert Browning Associates produces Global Music at Roulette Intermedium. *
- SOB’s is a bar in Hudson Square (West SoHo).
- Terraza 7 is a Colombian-owned nightclub in Elmhurst, Queens. *
- World Music Institute presents Global Music across NYC. *
* Thank you for sponsoring New York Latin Culture Magazine!
Global Music in NYC
Thursday, May 4, 2023
Boerum Hill (Downtown), Brooklyn
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Arab, Spanish, Malian, Cuban, Senegalese, Venezuelan, MUSIC, flamenco, afrobeats, jazz
Sunday, January 15, 2023
DAVID GEFFEN HALL
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Friday, September 30, 2022
FLUSHING TOWN HALL
CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE
Friday, September 9, 2022
Saturday, September 3, 2022
BROOKLYN MUSEUM GROUNDS
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
June 8 – August 6, 2022
Circus, Cumbia, Global, Jazz, Juneteenth, Pop, Rap, Reggae, Rock, Vallenato
Saturday-Sunday, July 30-31, 2022
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Sunday, June 5, 2022
INWOOD HILLS PARK
Moroccan gnawa sacred singer Samir LanGus and New York Iraqi DJ Omar Aena play North African and Iraqi healing dance music (Global Music Afrobeats) for the World Music Institute at Nublu 151 in Manhattan’s East Village, on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 8pm (7pm doors). From $20. 🇲🇦
Locobeach, and its own Cheo Pardo (DJ Afro), play Psychedelic Cumbia with Underground System (Afrobeat) for the World Music Institute at Nublu 151 in Manhattan’s East Village on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 8pm (7pm doors). From $20. 🇻🇪
Opera and musical theatre producer Beth Morrison Projects presents song cycles by three great African and Diaspora singers: Zimbabwean gwenyambira (musical storyteller & healer) Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa-Nzou Mambano, New York Rocker Yaz Lancaster, and classical electronic film score composer Tamar-kali whose roots are in the South Carolina coastal islands, at Harlem Stage in Manhattanville, West Harlem on Friday-Saturday, October 28-29, 2022 at 7:30pm. From $25. 🇿🇼🇺🇸
The Bazurto All Stars, the iconic Colombian Champeta band, make their New York debut with a performance preceded by a Champeta dance workshop at Flushing Town Hall in Flushing, Queens on Friday, September 30, 2022. Dance Workshop at 7pm. Show at 8pm. $18. ovationtix.com 🇨🇴
Youssou N’Dour, Africa’s most famous living singer and one of the world’s great voices, plays Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Fri, May 13, 2022 at 8pm. From $16. carnegiehall.org 🇸🇳
Violinist, singer, composer L. Shankar, tabla master Abhijit Banerjee, and drummer Rohan Krishnamurthy play Classical Indian Music at Roulette Intermedium in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn on Sat, Apr 2 at 8pm. From $25. 🇮🇳
Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita present their new album “Suba,” Global Music reuniting the Caribbean and Mother Africa, at Roulette Intermedium in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn on Thu, Mar 31 at 8pm. $25. robertbrowningassociates.com 🇨🇺🇸🇳🇻🇪
Sona Jobarteh a Gambia griot and the first female kora master, plays Gambian Folk and Afrobeats for the World Music Institute at Peter Norton Symphony Space in the Upper West Side on Sun, Mar 20 at 7:30pm (6:30pm doors). From $35. 🇬🇲
Bollywood blends Classical Indian Dance with Jazz and Hip-Hop in a tradition created for South Asian movies. It’s really fun.
The Bollywood Beats: Desi Saturdays party is at SOB’s in Hudson Square, Manhattan on Saturdays in March 2022. $30. 🇮🇳