Latin Music

Live music, concerts and festivals in New York City

Andrea Bocelli

Wed-Thu, Dec 18-19, 2019
Madison Square Garden
CHELSEA, NYC
The Italian opera singer has one of the world’s most beautiful voices

Handel’s “Messiah” New York Philharmonic

Tue-Thu, Dec 17-19, 2019
David Geffen Hall
LINCOLN CENTER, NYC
Handel’s Messiah is a European Christmas holiday tradition

Ismael Miranda

Saturday, December 21, 2019
Wellmont Theater
MONTCLAIR, New Jersey
“El Niño Bonito de la Salsa” is joined by Tito Rojas, Ray de la Paz and Willie Alvarez for a Danceable Salsa Concert

Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration

Thu-Sat, Dec 19-21, 2019
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, NYC
Welcome back the sun with the Paul Winter Consort jazz band, gospel singer Theresa Thomason and Forces of Nature Dance

Handel’s “Messiah” Trinity Church

Fri-Sun, Dec 20-22, 2019
Trinity Church Wall Street
FINANCIAL DISTRICT, NYC
The New York Times says this is NYC’s “most touching Messiah”

Big Band Holidays

Wed-Sun, Dec 18-22, 2019
Rose Theater
Jazz at Lincoln Center
COLUMBUS CIRCLE, NYC
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Carlos Henriquez make the holidays swing

Carlos Henriquez

December 26-31, 2019
Dizzy’s Club
Jazz at Lincoln Center
COLUMBUS CIRCLE, NYC
Ring in the New Year with NYC’s most important Latin Jazz artist (Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra)

Alex Sensation

Mon-Sat La Mega FM 97.9
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
LA BOOM
Woodside, Queens
New York City’s top Latin DJ is joined by Mad, Aneudy, Prostyle and Lobo for a reggaeton New Year’s Eve

Magic Flute

Dec 15, 2019 – Jan 4, 2020
Metropolitan Opera
LINCOLN CENTER, NYC
This shortened English family version of Mozart’s fairy tale opera is a New York holiday tradition

Chris Botti

Dec 9, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020
Blue Note
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC
The best-selling American instrumental artist (Italian-American) plays his 15th annual Christmas holiday residency

La Bohème

Sunday, January 12, 2020
January 9-25, 2020
April 29 – May 7, 2020
Metropolitan Opera House
LINCOLN CENTER, NYC
Franco Zeffirelli’s classic staging of the world’s most popular opera, the tragic love story of Mimi and Rodolfo

Gerardo Contino y los Habaneros

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
THE DJANGO
Tribeca, NYC
End a double-bill evening with one of New York’s best Cuban dance bands

Seu Jorge

Thursday, January 16, 2020
The Town Hall
MIDTOWN, NYC
The Brazilian samba star and actor visits with a friend. Anat Cohen & Choro Aventuroso open.

Pedro Giraudo

Thursday, January 16, 2020
TERRAZA 7
Elmhurst, Queens
“Best Tango Album” Latin Grammy winner plays Argentine tango jazz

Musical Explorers Family Concert

Saturday, January 18, 2020
CARNEGIE HALL, ZANKEL HALL
Turn your kids on to the music of our City with Colombian cumbia by Gregorio Uribe, Armenian folk by Zulal, and hip-hop by Soul Science Lab

Bárbara Martínez

Saturday, January 18, 2020
LA NACIONAL
Chelsea, NYC
The Argentine-Venezuelan New Yorker sings Spanish flamenco

Porgy and Bess

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Ends February 1, 2020
Metropolitan Opera House
LINCOLN CENTER, NYC
James Robinson’s new English National Opera production of the Gershwin classic about African-American life in the old South. “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…”

La Traviata

Saturday, January 18, 2020
January 10 – February 7, 2020
February 26 – March 29, 2020
Metropolitan Opera House
LINCOLN CENTER, NYC
Michael Mayer’s 2018 production opens with Aleksandra Kurzak and Quinn Kelsey. “Sempre libera degg’io” and “Addio, del passato.”

Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Sundays
Birdland
HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC
Cuban jazz by this multiple Grammy-winning band continues a Sunday night tradition started by Chico O’Farrill in 1997

Pedrito Martinez

Thursday, January 23, 2019
GINNY’S at the Red Rooster
Harlem, NYC
The world’s best Cuban rumba percussionist

Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Carnegie Hall
MIDTOWN, NYC
Rare works for double orchestra by Handel and Vivaldi

Gilberto Santa Rosa

Friday, March 20, 2020
Beacon Theatre
UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC
Perdoname, the Puerto Rican “Caballero de la Salsa” is making the rounds

Maluca Mala

Saturday, March 21, 2020
Carnegie Hall Citywide
El Museo del Barrio
Washington Heights’ own “bad girl” flips it up with her fly R&B barrio techno

Buika

Saturday, May 9, 2020
Carnegie Hall
MIDTOWN, NYC
The Latin Grammy-winning Spanish queen of flamenco soul is back in NYC

Flor de Toloache

Sunday, June 21, 2020
Carnegie Hall Citywide
DUMBO Archway
DUMBO, Brooklyn
NYC’s Latin Grammy-winning All-Woman Mariachi plays a FREE concert

Las mañanitas a nuestra Virgen de Guadalupe

Fri, December 11, 2020
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
MIDTOWN EAST, NYC
Celebrate the Our Lady of Guadalupe’s birthday with Don Jaime Lucero of Casa Puebla, mariachi and folk dancers

Xiomara Laugart

Saturday, December 28, 2019
ZINC BAR
Greenwich Village, NYC
The famous Cuban nueva trova singer (Yerba Buena, Celia Cruz Off-Broadway), joins her son, timba pianist Axel Tosca (Unity)


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New York City Venues with Latin Music

Madison Square Garden

CHELSEA, NYC ~ New York City’s legendary arena

Prudential Center

NEWARK, New Jersey ~ The big arena in Northern New Jersey

Barclays Center

PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ Brooklyn’s arena hosts Latin concerts

Radio City Music Hall

ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NYC ~ The Showplace of the Nation is the home of the Rockettes


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Latin Music Festivals

Electric Zoo 2019 features Bennie Benassi & Boombox Cartel

Fri-Sun, Aug 30 – Sep 1, 2019
RANDALL’S ISLAND ~ Bennie Benassi (Italy) and BoomBox Cartel (Texas/Mexico) will make you dance at Randall’s Island Park


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Latin Music Previously in New York

Tito Rojas

Saturday, December 21, 2019
Wellmont Theater
MONTCLAIR, New Jersey
“El Gallo Salsero” joins Ismael Miranda, Ray de la Paz and Willie Alvarez for a Danceable Salsa Concert

Enrique Iglesias

Friday, May 8, 2020
MADRID, Spain
The “King of Latin Pop” was born on May 8, 1975

Jennifer Lopez

Friday, July 24, 2020
CHAPEL HILL, The Bronx
The Puerto Rican actress and pop superstar was born on July 24, 1969

Tony Bennett

Monday, August 3, 2020
The Italian-American pop and jazz legend was born in Astoria, NYC on August 3, 1926. “I Left My Heart in San Francisco…”

Juanes

Sunday, August 9, 2020
CAROLINA DEL PRÍNCIPE, Antioquia, Colombia
The Latin Grammy-winning pop-rocker and Ekhymosis front man was born in a small mountain town in northern Antioquia on August 9, 1972

Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet

Friday, December 27, 2019
Zinc Bar
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC
NYC’s top Peruvian jazz band

Locobeach

Monday, December 16, 2019
Barbès
PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn
Venezuelan José Luis Pardo’s psychedelic cumbia rock band (Los Amigos Invisibles, Los Crema Paraiso) rocks pretty hard

Bulla en el Barrio

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Barbès
PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn
Colombian Bullerengue is a Caribbean women’s song and dance tradition from San Basilio de Palenque, the first free African town in the Americas

Willie Colón “El Malo” the original bad boy of la salsa

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Lehman Center
JEROME PARK, The Bronx ~ Celebrate Christmas like we did in 1971 with the Latin Christmas album “Asalto navideño”

Myriam Phiro channels legendary French chanteuse Édith Piaf

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Birdland
HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ The French-Canadian actress and cabaret singer releases her “Phiro chante Piaf” tribute to Édith Piaf album

Mighty Sparrow is the “Calypso King of the World”

Saturday, December 7, 2019
NOHO, NYC ~ The living legend of Trinidadian calypso plays Joe’s Pub

Los Hacheros mix old school charanga with big horn salsa

Saturday, December 7, 2019
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ Relive the Golden Age of 1970s salsa with Los Hacheros’ old school charanga sound (flute/violin) for Carnegie Hall Citywide at the Brooklyn Museum

Bad Bunny the conejo malo of reggaeton and Latin trap

Friday, December 6, 2019
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ The Puerto Rican bad boy of Latin trap and reggaeton brings his X100Pre Tour (Para Siempre, Forever) to Barclays Center

Arturo Sandoval is a Cuban jazz legend

Wed-Sun, December 4-8, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ The jazz legend of Irakere, Dizzy Gillespie and Danzón plays the Blue Note

Miel San Marcos are Christian rockers from Guatemala

Sat, November 30, 2019
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NYC ~ The Morales brothers, Guatemalan Christian rockers, play the United Palace

Farruko is a Latin Trap singer from Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Friday, November 29, 2019
Newark, New Jersey ~ ‘Baila Baila Baila’ and ‘Calma’ at the Mega Bash at Prudential Center

MegaBash is a one-night festival of Reggaeton and Latin Trap

Friday, November 29, 2019
NEWARK, New Jersey ~ La Mega 97.9FM brings the stars of reggaeton and latin trap: Alex Sensation, Ozuna, Farruko, Luis Fonsi, Prince Royce, REIK, V Manuelle, Becky G, Jhay Cortez, Ivy Queen, Lunay and Chimbala to Prudential Center

Forro in the Dark Brazilian Forro at Nublu

On Break
EAST VILLAGE, NYC ~ Live music by New York City’s leading Brazilian forro band. It’s Brazil night at Nublu.

Nella Rojas flamenco “Best New Artist” Latin Grammy nomination

Monday, October 21, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ Venezuela, Berklee, the world’s top flamenco producer, IMG Artists, the movie that opened Cannes, and a Latin Grammy nomination. World Music Institute brings Nella to Le Poisson Rouge.

Flamenco Legends: the Paco de Lucía Project, the best of the best

Sunday, October 20, 2019
PURCHASE, NYC (White Plains) ~ Javier Limón, the world’s best flamenco producer, brings “the best flamenco group in the world” to Purchase College

Vahagni’s ‘The Life and Death of a Great Matador’ tribute to a great guitarist

Friday, October 18, 2019
DIGITAL RELEASE ~ LA-based guitarist Vahagni releases a compelling flamenco tribute to his late father, the first guitar soloist for the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Armenia

The Paco de Lucía Project

Sunday, October 13, 2019
UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC ~ The World Music Institute brings the last touring band of the greatest flamenco guitarist in history to Symphony Space

Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound is a Puerto Rican salsa legend

Saturday, October 12, 2019
JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ ‘Tu Loco, Loco, Pero Yo Tranquilo.’ They don’t make Puerto Rican salsa music like that any more. Once the band starts, you can’t stop dancing.

Aisha Syed is a virtuoso Dominican classical violinist

Thursday, October 10, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ The virtuoso plays Piazzolla, Granados, Saint-Saëns, Albéniz, Gardel, Bernstein and more for her Heritage World Tour at Carnegie Hall

Edna Vázquez is not our father’s mariachi

Saturday, October 5, 2019
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ Carnegie Hall Citywide has the fiercely independent folk singer bring her post-Mariachi style to a Latinx Pride celebration at First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum. FREE

Maluma 11:11 Tour

Friday, October 4, 2019
CHELSEA, NYC ~ The sexy Colombian reggaeton and latin trap singer is stopping in New York at Madison Square Garden

Sandy e Junior, the Brazilian MPB & sertaneja superstars, are back!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ The child and teen stars, among the most popular Brazilian singers ever, celebrate their 30th Anniversary of television with a Nossa História Tour at Barclays Center

David Rubenstein Atrium

LINCOLN CENTER ticket office ~ Free concerts all year long on Thursdays and some Fridays

Ozuna releases third album “Nibiru” at Mega Bash

Friday, November 29, 2019
NEWARK, New Jersey ~ The Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap star joins the La Mega 97.9FM Mega Bash at Prudential Center

Dayramir Gonzalez

Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 28, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The Cuban jazz pianist and composer puts New York, Cuba and Nigeria in his music at the historic Minton’s Playhouse where bebop was born

Diego el Cigala creates Spanish flamenco fusions

Friday, November 22, 2019
WESTBURY, Long Island ~ El Cigala blends flamenco with rumba, tango and salsa at the Theatre at Westbury

Il Divo French Spanish pop opera to warm up the holidays

Wed, November 20, 2019
UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC ~ The French Swiss American Spanish pop opera group sing songs from The Christmas Collection at the Beacon Theatre

Celia Cruz the musical

Saturday, November 16, 2019
JEROME PARK, The Bronx ~ Cuban-Spanish singer Lucrecia channels the beloved “Queen of Salsa” at Lehman Center

Chouk Bwa Haitian roots music

Saturday, November 16, 2019
PURCHASE, New York (White Plains) ~ Traditional Haitian folk music as part of ‘(T)HERE: A Global Festival of Art, Culture and Ideas – Haiti’ at the Purchase College Performing Arts Center

Haiti Alive is a rich blend of French African Haitian Creole culture

Friday, November 15, 2019
PURCHASE, New York ~ Discover the rich textures of Haitian music and dance in the jazz and classical arts at.'(T)HERE: A Global Festival of Art, Culture and Ideas – Haiti’ at the Purchase College Performing Arts Center

20th Latin Grammys 2019 are the biggest night in Latin music

Thu, November 14, 2019
LAS VEGAS, Nevada ~ Watch the Latin Grammy Awards on Univision

La India is the “Princess of the Salsa”

Friday, November 8, 2019
PASSAIC, New Jersey ~ The chart-topping, Latin Grammy and Guinness Book of Records-winning Puerto Rican salsa singer plays Fiesta Night Club

Marc Anthony’s ‘Opus’ swims against the current with more Puerto Rican salsa

Saturday, November 2, 2019
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ The best-selling tropical salsa artist of all time pours another round of Puerto Rican salsa at Barclays Center

The story of La Sonora Ponceña is the story of La Salsa

Saturday, November 2, 2019
JEROME PARK, The Bronx ~ One of Puerto Rico’s legendary salsa bands plays Lehman Center. “Moreno soy, porque nací de la rumba…”

Grupo Rebolú is Afro-Colombian Caribbean dance music

Monday, October 28, 2019
WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn ~ The Colombians get everybody dancing at Brooklyn Bowl

J Balvin is on his Arcoíris Tour

Sun, September 29, 2019
CHELSEA, NYC ~ The Colombian Reggaeton star brings his pop art infused Arcoíris Tour (Rainbow Tour) to Madison Square Garden

Juan Luis Guerra is on his Literal Tour

Sat, September 28, 2019
NEWARK, New Jersey ~ The 3x Grammy and 21x Latin Grammy winning Dominican merengue singer brings his Literal Tour to Prudential Center

Eddie Palmieri is a Puerto Rican salsa and Latin jazz legend

Sat, September 21, 2019
JEROME PARK, The Bronx ~ El maestro and Dominican jazz pianist Michel Camilo play a double-bill at Lehman Center. ¡WEPA!

Gregorio Uribe is NYC’s Colombian Cumbia Jazz King

Sat, September 14, 2019
HUDSON SQUARE, NYC ~ Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Colombian big band at SOB’s

Visitante Eduardo Cabra is Trending Tropics

Wed, September 4, 2019
HUDSON SQUARE, NYC ~ Eduardo Cabra of Calle 13, one of the producers who seems to be unlimited in the types of Latin music he makes well, brings his latest project, Trending Tropics to SOB’s

Brazilian Day New York 2019

Sunday, September 1, 2019
LITTLE BRAZIL, NYC ~ Celebrate Brazilian Independence with food, drink, live music and lots of Brazilians on Sixth Avenue at 46th St.

Alejandro Sanz Spanish flamenco pop #LaGira tour

Saturday, August 31, 2019
CHELSEA, NYC ~ The Spanish flamenco pop star brings his latest tour to Madison Square Garden

Jerry Rivera is one of the great Puerto Rican salsa romántica singers

Saturday, August 31, 2019
WOODSIDE, Queens ~ Dance to ‘Amores como el nuestro’, ‘Cara de niño’, ‘Casí un Hechizo’, and ‘Que Hay de Malo’ up close and personal at Mamajuana Cafe Queens

Electric Zoo 2019 features Bennie Benassi & Boombox Cartel

Fri-Sun, Aug 30 – Sep 1, 2019
RANDALL’S ISLAND ~ Bennie Benassi (Italy) and BoomBox Cartel (Texas/Mexico) will make you dance at Randall’s Island Park

Soulfrito Urban Latino music festival

Friday, August 30, 2019
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ Rap, Reggaeton and Latin Trap featuring Ozuna, A Boogie, Farruko, Gunna, Jeremih, Arcangel, El Alfi, Duki, over 20 artists at Barclays Center

Boukman Eksperyans blends Haitian rhythms with rock and reggae

Thursday, August 29, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER ~ One of Haiti’s most famous bands (Voudou Adjae) plays a free concert at the David Rubenstein Atrium

West Indian Day Parade 2019 NYC’s Labor Day Carnival

Thu-Mon, Aug 29-Sep 2, 2019
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Reggae Afrobeats Soca
Summer Jam Youth Fest
BrassFest
Junior Carnival Parade
Panorama Steelband Championship
Dimanche Gras Carnival Sunday Party
VIP Breakfast
Parade
CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ The Brooklyn Museum and the Parade on Eastern Avenue turns the neighborhood into a Caribbean Carnival

Cimafunk, the James Brown of Cuba, is the hottest singer in Cuba right now

Mon-Tue, August 26-27, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ ‘Me voy’ for some Afro-Cuban funk, the latest in the timba, Cuban salsa at the Blue Note

New York Salsa Congress

PARTIES Sat-Wed, Aug 24-28
FEST Thu-Sun, Aug 29-Sep 1
TIMES SQUARE, NYC ~ A week of dancing in spots all over Manhattan ends with a weekend of salsa workshops, performances and dancing to live music by Tony Vega, Moncho Rivera and Doug Beavers

Two days of Afropunk show more style than Fashion Week

Sat-Sun, August 24-25, 2019
FORT GREENE, Brooklyn ~ Live music by Jill Scott, FKA Twigs, Leon Bridges and Kamasi Washington and about 40 more artists. A street fashion show with 70,000 models in Commodore Barry Park.

Kali Uchis & Cuco raise money for Immigrants at Selena for Sanctuary

Sunday, August 18, 2019
CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE ~ Support immigrant rights at Selena for Sanctuary SummerStage with Kali Uchis, Cuco, Helado Negro, IV Jay, Ambar Lucid, Jasper Bones, La Doña, Ana Villafañe

Mexican singer-songwriter Marco Antonio Solís plays Madison Square Garden

Saturday, August 17, 2019
CHELSEA, NYC ~ The great Mexican norteño and tejano singer-songwriter brings his El Más Querido Tour to Madison Square Garden. “Tu Carcel”,

Lila Downs is a Mexican folkloric pop singer who will rattle your humanity

Sunday, August 11, 2019
CENTRAL PARK, NYC ~ The multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy-winning, Mexican-American folkloric pop singer who is a champion of Indigenous rights, brings ‘Al Chile’ to SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield. FREE

Axel Tosca is one of New York City’s best Cuban timba pianists

Saturday, August 3, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ One of New York City’s best young timba musicians is joined by his mother, the legendary voice of Xiomara Laugart for a hot night of Cuban jazz at Zinc Bar

Summer Streets 2019

Sat, August 3, 10 & 17, 2019
MANHATTAN ~ Seven miles of city streets become a long pedestrian mall with rest stops that offer free African, Brazilian, Disability, French, Indigenous, Mexican, Peruvian and Puerto Rican entertainment and family activities

Baile Funk Brasil SummerFest Closing Party

Saturday, August 3, 2019
BUSHWICK, Brooklyn ~ Brasil SummerFest closes another great season with Baile Funk, the party music of Rio favelas. Batekoo, Omulu and Marginal Men will make da bunda (bootie) shake at Elsewhere Rooftop.

Garifuna Collective and Wabafu Garifuna Dance Theater Afro-Caribbean Drum

Friday, August 2, 2019
CROTONA PARK, The Bronx ~ If you never danced African drum, you never lived. Indigenous Honduran Garifuna shake things up for SummerStage at the Crotona Park Amphitheater

Tulipa Ruiz brings Brazilian MPB to New York

Thursday, August 1, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER ~ The multi-talented, Latin Grammy-winning Brazilian singer-songwriter of MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) plays a free acoustic concert at the David Rubenstein Atrium

Alceu Valença brings Pernambuco, Brazil to Central Park SummerStage

Saturday, July 27, 2019
CENTRAL PARK, NYC ~ One of the elders of MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) brings the sounds of Pernambuco in Northeast Brazil to Brasil SummerFest at Central Park SummerStage

El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico plays las Fiestas Patronales in Loíza, Puerto Rico

Friday, July 26, 2019
LOÍZA, Puerto Rico ~ The most popular salsa group ever plays Las Fiestas de Santiago Apóstol in Loíza, Puerto Rico…’Brujeria’, ‘Azuquita Pa’l Cafe’, ‘Arroz con Habichuela’, ‘En Menu’, ‘Un Verano en Nueva York’…

‘Devórame otra vez’ Lalo Rodríguez is a Puerto Rican salsa legend

Friday, July 26, 2019
CLASON POINT, The Bronx ~ The salsa romántica legend’s songs make you want to make love, ¡Ya! The Bronx will be bouncing tonight.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors is Lincoln Center’s summer festival

Wednesday-Sunday, July 24 – August 11, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER & CONCOURSE, THE BRONX ~ Lincoln Center’s summer festival includes African, Cuban, Dominican, Honduran, Indigenous, Jewish, Mexican, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, & Spanish music, dance, film and word for FREE

Binomio de Oro celebrates Colombian Independence Day at SOB’s

Saturday, July 20, 2019
HUDSON SQUARE, NYC ~ One of Colombia’s most famous vallenato groups celebrates Colombian Independence Day

Afro-Latino Festival 2019 brings the African diaspora home

Fri-Sat, July 12-13, 2019
DOWNTOWN, Brooklyn ~ Mariachi Flor de Toloache and José Alberto “El Canario” headline this festival of concerts, talks and food from the African diaspora

Holman Trio plays Indigenous Chilean Jazz at Lincoln Center

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Live music Indigenous Chilean jazz
LINCOLN CENTER ~ Ancestral Chilean rhythms, cueca (Chilean national dance) and traditional jazz. FREE

Paul Winter’s Summer Solstice at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Jazz live music concert
MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, NYC ~ Celebrate the dawn after the summer solstice

Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban All-Stars play The Blue Note

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Live music Cuban jazz
Blue Note Jazz Festival
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ One of Dizzy’s legacy bands plays Gillespie’s Latin hits like ‘Manteca’ and ‘Tin Tin Deo’

New York Salsa Festival 2019 at Barclays Center

Sat, Jun 8, 2019
Live music Puerto Rican & Colombian salsa concert
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ Willie Colón, Victor Manuelle, Jerry Rivera, La India, Grupo Niche, Eddie Santiago, Tito Rojas, Lalo Rodriguez, José Alberto “El Canario,” Fruko y sus Tesos & more

Joe Bataan, the King of Latin Soul, comes home to El Barrio

EAST HARLEM, NYC | Sat, May 18, 2019 | Live music Latin Boogaloo Carnegie Hall Citywide | The elder statesman of Boogaloo, the Latin soul of the 1960s, brings his hits “Gypsy Woman,” “Subway Joe,” “Ordinary Guy” and more

Nicky Jam Puerto Rican-Dominican reggaeton at United Palace

Friday, May 10, 2019
Live music Puerto Rican Dominican reggaeton
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NYC ~ After three 2018 Latin Grammy nominations, Nicky brings his Intimo Tour uptown

Omara Portuondo sings Cuban boleros at Sony Hall

TIMES SQUARE, NYC | Fri, Apr 26, 2019 | Cuban boleros live music ~ From The Tropicana to Chucho Valdés to Buena Vista Social Club, Omara’s career spans the entire time that Cuban music has been a world music

Mega Mezcla with Alex Sensation 2019

NEWARK, NJ; Sun, Apr 19, 2019 ~ Reggaeton concert ~ Colombian DJ Alex Sensation brings out his friends Ozuna, J Balvin, Farruko, Anuel AA, Karol G, El Alfa, Jowell y Randy, Manuel Turizo and more

Caetano Veloso ‘Ofertório’ at BAM

FORT GREENE, BROOKLYN; Fri-Sat Apr 12-13, 2019; Multi Grammy & Latin Grammy winner, Brazilian pop legend ~ Famous for 1960s Tropicália movement

Tiempo Libre is one of the top Cuban timba bands

Sunday, April 7, 2019
PURCHASE, New York ~ Three-time Grammy nominees play Cuban timba dance music at Purchase College

Leyla McCalla Haitian Creole songstress at Rubenstein Atrium

LINCOLN CENTER; Thu Apr 4, 2019; New Orleans Haitian Creole folk blues ~ In the simplest of terms, Leyla McCalla is on her way to becoming one of the great American voices. FREE

Malena & Lena Burke share an evening of Cuban boleros at Hostos

Saturday, March 30, 2019
CONCOURSE, The Bronx ~ One of the great families of Cuban bolero singers. ‘Contigo Aprendi,’ ‘Me Voy Pa’l Pueblo,’ ‘La Longina’ and ‘Total.’

Mariah Carey Venezuelan Pop at Radio City

MIDTOWN; Mon, Mar 25, 2019; African Venezuelan pop live music ~ One of the great voices of her generation

Uptown Nights Curtis Brothers & Circa ’95 at Harlem Stage

Saturday, March 23, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The Curtis Brothers map the rhythms of the slave trade. Circa ’95 raps in Spanglish about what happened once we landed in El Barrio. For the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) and Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: the Making of America festival. At Harlem Stage

RAMAS Festival ~ Rincón Alternative Music Art Surf

RINCÓN, PUERTO RICO; Fri-Sun Mar 22-24, 2019; Surfing art music festival ~ Big party for the surfers in Puerto Rico this weekend. Yellow Man, Pirulo y La Tribu and Fofé y Los Fetiches headline. “Ja man”

iLe for Carnegie Hall Citywide at El Museo del Barrio

Saturday, March 16, 2019
EL BARRIO EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ In her solo work Ileana Cabra, the multi-Grammy winning Puerto Rican singer from Calle 13 shows the strength and grace of Violeta Parra at El Museo del Barrio. FREE

Israel Fernandez sings Spanish flamenco at Joe’s Pub

NOHO; Sun, Mar 10, 2019; WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE, FLAMENCO FESTIVAL, Spanish Romani flamenco live music ~ His third album ‘Universo Pastora’ pays tribute to Pastora Pavón (La Niña de los Peines).

Ismael Fernández sings Spanish flamenco at Joe’s Pub

NOHO; Thu, Mar 7, 2019; WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE, FLAMENCO FESTIVAL, Spanish Romani flamenco live music ~ The musical half of NYC’s Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernández Flamenco Company presents his new album ‘Trato’ (Deal)

Flamenco Festival New York 2019 at Joe’s Pub

NOHO; Tue-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019; FLAMENCO FESTIVAL, Spanish Romani flamenco dance theater music art exhibition books festival ~ The best artists from the flamenco heartland, Andalusia, Spain

Plácido conducts last performance of Sonja Frisell’s ‘Aida’ at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Winter cast Jan 7 – Mar 7, 2019; Italian opera live music ~ Kristen Lewis stars in the final performances of Sonja Frisell’s production of Verdi’s grand opera set in ancient Egypt

Jordi Savall early classical music specialist

CARNEGIE HALL, ZANKEL HALL, Thu, February 21, 2019, French classical live music ~ The Catalan Spanish early music master plays a concert of French baroque music

‘Rigoletto’ at the Met Opera is ending for the season

LINCOLN CENTER | CLOSING Fri, May 10, 2019 | Live music Italian opera | The womanizing duke stirs trouble when he wants to sleep with the court jester’s daughter

Elio Villafranca’s ‘Cinque’ nominated for a Grammy

BELMONT, THE BRONX, Sun, Jan 27, 2019 ~ The jazz composer of the African diaspora joins Mary Ann Sweeney & Bronx Arts Ensemble to play one of the jazz greats, Charles Mingus. African Cuban jazz live music. FREE

Alexandra Jackson Brazilian Bossa Nova at City Winery

HUDSON SQUARE; Mon, Jan 7, 2019; Brazilian bossa nova jazz live music ~ A tribute to 60 years of bossa nova by a powerful blues and jazz singer with a band of great guest artists

Bomba Estéreo Colombian Pop

TERMINAL 5, HELL’S KITCHEN ~ Wed, December 12, 2018 ~ 2018 Grammy and Latin Grammy nominee is the most popular Colombian electro-tropical band
#COLOMBIAN #POP #LIVE MUSIC

Olga Cerpa y Mestisay Spanish folk at the David Rubenstein

LINCOLN CENTER, WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE, Tue, Nov 20, 2018. Spanish Canary Island folk music ~ One of the most popular bands in the Canary Islands visits our island

Daddy Yankee “Dura”

2018 LATIN GRAMMYS, Thu, November 15, 2018 ~ “Dura” Best Urban Song

Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ Italian Opera at The Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Sat Apr 6 (Last show), 2019; Italian opera live music ~ Starring Jennifer Rowley and Wolfgang Koch. “Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore” (I lived for art, I lived for love)

Laura Pausini “Hazte Sentir” Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

November 15, 2018
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“Hazte Sentir” wins “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” Latin Grammy
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August 31, 2018
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
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March 16, 2018
‘Fatti sentire | Hazte sentir’ album

Rosalía, the Millenial Flamenco Pop star, gives le petite mort new life

November 14, 2018 ~ The “Millenial Flamenco” Pop darling who blends Flamenco tradition with youth culture is the most interesting Latin musician to rise up in 2018.

Argentine Rock Legend Fito Páez Latin Grammy nominee

Thursday, November 15, 2018
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Latin Grammys 2018 Univision
Song of the Year nominee: “Tu Vida Mi Vida”
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September 28, 2018
Carnegie Hall

Jorge Drexler “Telefonía” Song of the Year, Record of the Year

LAS VEGAS, UNIVISION, Thu, November 15, 2018 ~ “Telefonía” wins Record of the Year and Song of the Year Latin Grammys

Clémentine Margaine closes Bizet’s French opera “Carmen” at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER, Oct 30, 2018 to Feb 8, 2019 ~ French opera of Spanish Romani culture. French mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine and tenor Roberto Alagna star.

ColombiaFest V ~ Colombian Food, Art, Investing & Gusi

October 20 – 21, 2018
Saturday – Sunday
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Penn Plaza Pavilion
Chelsea, Manhattan
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Taste the richness of Colombian food, art and culture. Explore opportunities to invest in Colombia. Colombians can receive basic consular services from the Colombian consulates of New York and Newark. Vallenato and Cumbia Pop star Gusi headlines.
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FREE with registration

Bernie Williams, former Yankee All-Star, rocks Schimmel Center

Friday, October 12, 2018
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Schimmel Center
PACE University
Financial District, Manhattan
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The former Puerto Rican MLB All-Star Yankee center fielder is a great Latin Grammy-nominated jazz and rock musician too.

Lady Gaga is one of the biggest stars in Pop

Saturday, March 28, 2020 ~ Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born in New York City on March 28, 1986

Septeto Santiaguero plays Brooklyn Museum for Carnegie Hall Citywide

Saturday, October 6, 2018
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ The successors to the Buena Vista Social Club play traditional Cuban son with contemporary influences for Carnegie Hall Citywide at the Brooklyn Museum

Pedrito Martinez Group plays Bronx Museum for Carnegie Hall Citywide

Friday, October 5, 2018
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Carnegie Hall Citywide
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Bronx Museum of the Arts
Fleetwood – Concourse Village, The Bronx
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The world’s first-call Cuban Rumbero.

Mile-Long Opera, a biography of 7 o’clock, 1,000 singers, 100 stories

MEATPACKING & CHELSEA; Wed-Mon, Oct 3-8, 2018; Contemporary opera live music ~ An incredible participatory experience

‘Samson et Dalila’ Saint-Saëns French Opera at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Sep 24, 2018 – Mar 28, 2019; French opera live music ~ Starring Anita Rachvelishvili (Georgia) and Aleksandr Antonenko (Latvia)

BaianaSystem + Hamilton de Holanda + Xênia França

Three artists from Bahia showcase the rich variety of Brazilian music.
Brasil Summerfest
Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield
Sunday, August 5, 2018
FREE

Cardi B to play a free show at Global Citizen Fest in Central Park

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MTV VMAs 2018
Best New Artist
Song of Summer: “I Like It”
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Cardi makes good with her Bronx and Washington Heights attitude

Plena Libre plays SOB’s for the World Music Institute

The Bomba and Plena virtuosos are 4-time Grammy nominees.
World Music Institute
SOBs
Hudson Square, Manhattan (West SoHo)
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Luis Fonsi’s ‘Échame la Culpa’ nominated for “Best Latin” at MTV VMAs 2018

I don’t know why he’s asking. I always get blamed.
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Monday, August 20, 2018

Shakira’s ‘Chantaje’ nominated for “Best Latin” at MTV VMAs 2018

Shakira knows how to blackmail.
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Monday, August 20, 2018

Brasil Summerfest 2018

A few legends and a new crop of the year’s best Brazilian music.
Multiple Venues in Manhattan & Brooklyn
July 29 – August 12, 2018

Selena for Sanctuary tributes the Mexican – American Tejano legend

Featuring Mon Laferte (Chilean), Cuco (Mexican – American), Gaby Moreno (Guatemalan) and Nina Diaz (Mexican – American), with guest appearances by Chris Perez (Selena’s husband), Omar Apollo (Mexican – American) and August Eve. DJ Riobamba (Ecuadorian – Lithuanian).
Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center
Thursday, July 26, 2018
FREE

Systema Solar is a hot electro-cumbia dance collective from Colombia

SummerStage
Queensbridge Park
Queensbridge, Queens
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Django Reinhardt NY Festival keeps the Gypsy Jazz legend alive

Birdland
Hell’s Kitchen
Tuesday – Sunday
July 10 – 15, 2018

Ludovico Einaudi at Radio City Music Hall, Italian classical pop pianist

One of the Europe’s best-selling solo pianists.
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Mariza sings Portuguese Fado at Central Park SummerStage

CENTRAL PARK, SUMMERSTAGE, Sat, Jun 23, 2018, Portuguese fado live music ~ The biggest contemporary fado star has taken the mantle from Amália Rodrigues, “the queen of fado”

Miguel Zenón joins Guillermo Klein y los Gauchos at the Village Vanguard

Puerto Rican saxophone master joins the Puerto Rican Jazz bassist’s band.
Ricky Rodriguez Group
The Jazz Gallery
NoMad, Manhattan
Friday, June 22, 2018

Jazz and Classical master Paquito D’Rivera to play Blue Note Jazz Festival

The Cuban Classical and Jazz sax legend blows the happiest horn on the planet.
Blue Note Jazz Festival
Blue Note
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
June 12 – 17, 2018

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series 2018 FREE

June 11 – 29, 2018

34th New York Salsa Festival 2018 Legends of the 1970s at Barclays Center

Saturday, June 9, 2018
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Barclays Center
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
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Willie Colón, Oscar D’León, Rey Ruiz, Andy Montañez, Tito Nieves, Eddie Santiago, Charlie Aponte, Grupo Niche, Los Adolescentes, Africando, Tony Vega, David Pabón, & more…

Wisin y Yandel bring their ‘Como Antes Tour’ to Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden
Chelsea, Manhattan
Saturday, June 9, 2018

Soulfrito Fest 2018 Reggaeton and Latin Trap on Puerto Rican weekend

Puerto Rican and Dominican Hip-Hop.
Barclays Center
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Friday, June 8, 2018

New York City Opera in the Park in Bryant Park

May 14 – Sep 17, 2018
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Opera in Bryant Park. FREE

Nano Stern is the best Chilean singer-songwriter of his generation

CUNY Graduate Center
Elebash Recital Hall
Murray Hill, Manhattan
Friday, May 4, 2018

Arturo O’Farrill and Friends ¡ Adelante Cuba ¡ Festival at New York City Center

New York City Center
Midtown, Manhattan
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Met Opera’s ‘Roméo et Juliette’ stars Ailyn Pérez and Charles Castronovo

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
April 23 – May 12, 2018

Plácido Domingo Spanish-Mexican opera star conducts ‘Roméo et Juliette’

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
April 23 – May 12, 2018

Edmar Castaneda is a Colombian Jazz virtuoso of the Andean Harp

With special guest Afro-Swiss harmonica virtuoso Gregoire Maret
LeFrak Concert Hall
Queens College
Flushing, Queens
Sunday, April 15, 2018

‘Cendrillon’ is a new Met Opera production of Massenet’s Cinderella opera

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
April 12 – May 11, 2018

Brazilian Eliane Elias brings ‘Music from Man of La Mancha’ to Birdland

Birdland
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
April 10 – 14, 2018

Daymé Arocena is Cuba’s finest young female singer

Sat, Apr 7, 2018
RED HOOK, Brooklyn ~ “Cuba’s finest young female singer” (The Guardian) sings her powerful style of rumba jazz for the World Music Institute at Pioneer Works

Argentine pianist Horacio Lavandera to play Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall
Weill Recital Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Saturday, April 7, 2018

Ana Moura sings Portuguese Fado at The Town Hall

MIDTOWN, WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE, Thu, Apr 5, 2018, Portuguese fado live music ~ One of the great contemporary fado singers who blends pop into fado traditions

Lula Pena blends Portuguese Fado with World Traditions at Schimmel

Explore the world with this musical wanderer.
NY Fado Festival
Schimmel Center
Financial District, Manhattan
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Verdi’s ‘Luisa Miller’ stars Spanish-Mexican opera legend Plácido Domingo

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
March 29 – April 21, 2018

Ricardo Ribeiro to sing traditional Portuguese Fado at Schimmel Center

One of today’s top male Fado voices.
NY Fado Festival
Schimmel Center
Financial District, Manhattan
Saturday, March 24, 2018

Cuban voices Lena Burke, Malena Burke & Xiomara Laugart at Hostos

MOTT HAVEN, THE BRONX; Fri, Mar 23, 2018; Cuban bolero ~ Lena once starred in a movie as La Lupe. Her mom Malena is the daughter of bolero legend Elena Burke. Xiomara once starred Off-Broadway as Celia Cruz.

Opera fans go mad for Donizetti’s Italian opera ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
March 22 – May 10, 2018

Dorantes Flamenco meets Jazz at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

COLUMBUS CIRCLE, Thu-Sat, Mar 22-24, 2018 ~ One of the great flamenco pianists.
# spanish flamenco festival live music jazz

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita reconnect Cuba and Venezuela with Africa

Roulette
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Andalusian Voices: Linares, Heredia, & Arcángel at Carnegie Hall

MIDTOWN, Sat, Mar 17, 2018 ~ Carmen Linares, Marina Heredia, Arcángel, & Ana Morales.
# spanish flamenco festival live music

Met Opera’s 2018 ‘Semiramide’ stars Angela Meade & Javier Camarena

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
February – March
FINAL PERFORMANCE
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Angelita Montoya ‘Versos olvidados’ (Forgotten Verses) at Roulette

BOERUM HILL, BROOKLYN, Fri, Mar 16, 2018 ~ Music built around the female poets of the Generation of 27.
# spanish flamenco festival live music

Paquito D’Rivera ‘To Bird with Strings’ for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 30th

A tribute from one Sax genius to another, and the world’s leading Jazz institution.
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Rose Theater
Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Friday – Saturday
March 16 – 17, 2018

New Met Opera production of Mozart’s ‘Così fan tutte’ set in Coney Island

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
March 15 – April 19, 2018

Niño de Elche a postmodern Flamenco voice at Schimmel Center

FINANCIAL DISTRICT, Wed, Mar 14, 2018 ~ Flamenco vocalist who blends in rock, electronics and multimedia.
# spanish flamenco festival live music

José Antonio Rodríguez Córdoba’s Flamenco guitarist at Roulette

BOERUM HILL, BROOKLYN, Sat, Mar 3, 2018 ~ One of the great Spanish contemporary Flamenco guitarists.
# spanish flamenco festival live music

Metropolitan Opera presents Strauss’ German opera ‘Elektra’

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
March 2018
Friday, March 23, 2018

Audiences can’t get enough of Mexican tenor Javier Camarena

‘Semiramide’
Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
February 19 – March 17, 2018

Wagner’s ‘Parsifal’ is an epic Arthurian Tale of the Holy Grail

Those who sit through this five-hour opera say they would immediately sit through it again. The music is that good.
Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
February 5 – 27, 2018

Julion Alvarez y su Norteño Banda ‘Ni Diablo Ni Santo’ Grammy nominee

~ Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano)
60th Grammy Awards (2018)
Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
Front entrance Seventh Ave
at 32nd St Chelsea, Manhattan
Sunday, January 28, 2018

‘Cruzar la Cara de la Luna’ is the world’s first Mariachi opera

New York City Opera
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Rose Theater
Time Warner Center
Broadway at 60th St
Thursday – Sunday
January 25 – 28, 2018

‘Il Trovatore’ is Verdi’s twisted tale of love and vengeance in politics

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
January 22 – February 15, 2018

Isabel Leonard sings Cherubino in Met Opera’s ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’

Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
Friday, January 19, 2018

‘L’Elisir d’Amore’ is Donizetti’s comic opera about a love potion

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
January – February
Saturday, February 17, 2018

‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ & ‘Pagliacci’ is opera’s most popular double bill

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
January – February
CLOSING Thursday, February 1, 2018

Nadine Sierra is the Face of Opera’s New Generation

Susana in ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’
Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
December 29 – January 19
Friday, January 19, 2018

Hansel and Gretel

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
December – January
CLOSES
Saturday, January 6, 2018

‘The Merry Widow’ is Lehár’s Rom-Com Opera

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
December – January
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Mercedes Peón Ancient and Contemporary Songs of Galicia, Spain

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
between 34th & 35th St
Murray Hill, Manhattan
Friday, December 8, 2017

‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ (Marriage of Figaro) is a day in a Spanish house

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
December – January
Friday, January 19, 2018

James Levine conducts Verdi’s ‘Requiem’

Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
November – December
FINAL PERFORMANCE
Saturday, December 2, 2017

‘Thaïs’ stars Ailyn Pérez in Massenet’s tale of sensual ancient Egypt

Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
November – December
CLOSES
Saturday, December 2, 2017

La Salsa Vive puts Salsa legends from the 1970s and 1980s back on stage

Madison Square Garden
Chelsea, Manhattan
On Sale April 14, 2017
Concert
Friday, November 10, 2017

Rodrigo y Gabriela ‘Tenth Anniversary Tour’ Mexican Rumba Flamenco

The Space at Westbury
Westbury, Long Island
Thursday, November 9, 2017

‘Madama Butterfly’ stars Mexican tenor Luis Chapa as Pinkerton

Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
February – March
Friday, March 16, 2018

Nilko Andreas world-Classical guitar and sweaty Rumba Flamenco Pop

Guadalupe Inn
Bushwick, Brooklyn
Saturday, October 28, 2017

‘The Exterminating Angel’ is surrealist Luis Buñuel’s Hotel California

Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
October – November
CLOSING NIGHT
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Paco Peña is a traditional Flamenco guitar legend

92nd Street Y
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Saturday, October 21, 2017

‘Turandot’ is Puccini’s Italian opera in which love conquers ancient China

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
October 12 – April 5, 2018

Ricardo Arjona ‘Ella’ 2017 Latin Grammy nominee

Madison Square Garden
Chelsea, Manhattan
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Juan Gabriel ‘Vestido De Etiqueta Por Eduardo Magallanes’

2017 Latin Grammy Nominee
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Ana Gabriel from Mexican Rancheras to Latin Pop

Madison Square Garden
The Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
Sunday, October 29, 2017

Les Contes d’Hoffmann is French comic opera at the Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera House Lincoln Center
September – October 2017
LAST SHOW THIS SEASON
Saturday, October 28, 2017

‘Norma’ is Bellini’s bel canto Italian opera masterpiece

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
September – December, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017

Reik is a Latin Pop trio from Mexicali

United Palace
Washington Heights, Manhattan
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Javier Limón Spanish Flamenco Orígenes at Merkin Hall

LINCOLN SQUARE, Sat, Feb 11, 2017, WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE, Spanish flamenco live music ~ The leading flamenco producer explores the Sephardic, Arabic, and Romani origins of Flamenco

‘Die Zauberflöte’ is Mozart’s Magic Flute

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
September 27 – October 14
FINAL PERFORMANCE
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Los Crema Paraiso is a great Venezuelan Psychedelic Rock band

SOB’s
204 Varick St
Hudson Square / SoHo
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Gloria Trevi is the Mexican Madonna

Madison Square Garden
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Elza Soares is Samba Jazz, Rock, Disco, Punk, Hip-Hop, Pop, and Samba

Samba Legend
Central Park Summerstage
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Los Van Van is Cuba’s original Rock and Roll Band

Special guests Vanessa Formell and Pedrito Calvo (original singer)
Lehman Center
250 Bedford Park Blvd W,
The Bronx
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Totó la Momposina is Colombia’s Queen of Cumbia

Rumsey Playfield
Central Park
Saturday, July 8, 2017

Concerts in the Parks by the New York Philharmonic

Free outdoor concerts
Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island
June 13-18, 2017

Bebe siempre me quedara at Irving Plaza

Spanish pop
Irving Plaza
17 Irving Pl, Union Square
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Los Cafres ‘Alas canciones’ 2017 Latin Grammy nominee

Best Engineered Album

New York Salsa Festival fills an arena with Salsa legends

June 10, 2017, Saturday
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Barclays Center
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
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Willie Colón, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Nieves, Grupo Niche, Fruko y Sus Tesos, Tito Rojas, DLG, Eddie Santiago, Frankie Negron, Domingo Quiñones, and more…

Camilo Sesto “70” “Algo de Mi,” “Perdóname,” “Jesus Christ Superstar”

Spanish pop legend
United Palace Theatre
4140 Broadway
Washington Heights
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Los Nocheros at Stage 48

Argentine Pop/Folk
Stage 48
605 W 48th St, Hell’s Kitchen
Friday, June 9, 2017

Viva La Musica de Argentina, two Argentine Masses with over 200 singers at Lincoln Center

World premiere of Martín Palmeri’s Tango Credo conducted by Saul Zaks, paired with the Ariel Ramírez classic Misa Criolla at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center, Sun, Apr 30, 2017. SAVE 50%

Conductor Saul Zaks embraces the ends of the world (Interview)

The Argentine conductor talks about conducting, Tango, the immigrant experience, and the ends of the world before conducting the world premiere of Martín Palmieri’s Tango Credo at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center

Assad Brothers from Brazil are the best guitar duo alive

Classical guitar duo
92nd Street Y
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fluxo: Funk Proibidão brings underground Hip-Hop from the Rio favelas to NYC

The Red Bull Music Academy Festival brings a Brazilian Rio favela party to Brooklyn, venue TBA, Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Paloma San Basilio & Raul Di Blasio at the Beacon Theatre

UPPER WEST SIDE; Sat Apr 15, 2017; Spanish Argentine pop live music ~ “Tal Como Somos” tour

Mega Mezcla

Tickets go on sale Mar 1 for the concert at Madison Square Garden Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Joan Baez knows a little about diamonds and rust

April 7, 2017
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Barclays Center
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
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Watch the Mexican – American folk singer get inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

NYC’s Colombian Musicians Throw a Party to Raise Money for Mocoa Landslide Survivors

Join Alex Sensation, Orquesta Guayacan, Cesar Alvarez, Maria del Rosario, Pacho Velez, Juanos, Ja-Nay, Miguel Horacio, Evenny, Los Iracundos, Braulio Jimenez, Reneco, Nilko Andreas, Gregorio Uribe, Duey Meza, Joridel & more at La Boom in Woodside, Queens, Sun, Apr 9

Voces Blancas del Nalón is a heavenly young women’s choir

The choir from Asturias, Spain sings a free chorale concert highlighting Spanish composers and arrangements at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown Fri, Mar 3, 2017

Luz Pinos is a bright new star of South American Pop

March 30, 2017
DROM ~ The New York-based Ecuadorian pop singer-songwriter’s debut album ‘Mariposa Azul’ features Paquito D’Rivera and Luisito Quintero

(Review) Gisela João’s Fado is poetry of the heart

Young Fado sensation Gisela Joáo makes her NYC debut at the NY Fado Festival.
Schimmel Center
Financial District, Manhattan
Saturday, February 25, 2017

DJ Ride & Stereossauro 2x World Champions scratch Portuguese Fado Roots

Two-time world champions make their NY debut at Joe’s Pub in the East Village for the NY Fado Festival Sun, Feb 26, 2017

Maelo Ruiz

The Puerto Rican Salsa singer joins the “Love in Salsa” concert at Lehman Center Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Federico Aubele

Let the Argentine electronic dub pop singer-songwriter send you “Postales” of love from Joe’s Pub Tue, Feb 14 at 7:30pm

Aurelio Martinez Honduran Garifuna music at David Rubenstein

LINCOLN CENTER; Thu, Jan 19, 2017; WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE; Indigenous Honduran Garifuna folk live music ~ The leading voice of the Garifuna people, the last Indigenous Carib. FREE

JP Jofre

Argentine bandoneonist and composer has a world premiere of new works for bandoneon and orchestra at Le Poisson Rouge Jan 14, 2017

Brian Lynch

Grammy-winning trumpet player and leader brings his latest, the Grammy-nominated Madera Latino to the Jazz Standard Tue-Wed, Jan 3-4, 2017

Cucu Diamantes

The Cuban singer-songwriter, actress and humanitarian brings her sassy style to Subrosa Friday-Saturday December 9-10, 2016.

Zaira Meneses, the first lady of the classical guitar

Zaira Meneses, Mexico’s “First Lady of the classical guitar” is guest soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall, Thu, Dec. 8, 2016 at 7:30pm

José Luis Perales Spanish pop at the Beacon Theatre

UPPER WEST SIDE; Fri, Nov 11, 2016; Spanish pop live music ~ Perales brings his “Calma” tour

Thalia Mexican pop at the Beacon Theatre

UPPER WEST SIDE; Sep 28, 2016; Mexican pop live music ~ The Queen of Latin Pop sings her Latina Love Tour

Bibi Ferreira, the Grand Dame of Brazilian Stage

INTERVIEW ~ The living legend debuts “4 x Bibi” with the best of Piaf, Rodrigues, Gardel, and Sinatra at Symphony Space September 20 & 23, 2016

Jorge Mejia

Mejia, the President of Sony/ATV Music for Latin America and the U.S., is also a classical pianist and composer. His first album is “Preludes.”

Black Eyed Peas

The Peas remade their first hit “Where is the Love” with a host of celebrities in response to the 2016 terror attacks on people and police #WHERESTHELOVE

Tony Succar UNITY Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson

If you like Michael Jackson and Salsa, you will love this.

Take the A Train: Billy Strayhorn at 100

Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y explores the music of Duke Ellington’s collaborator Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 8pm with Bill Charlap.

American Rhapsody: Gershwin, Arlen & the Blues

Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y explores the classic theater tunes of George Gershwin and Howard Arlen. Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 8pm.

Kings of Stride: Eubie, Fats & the Lion

Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y explores the Stride Jazz piano style that developed out of Ragtime. Featuring clarinetist Anat Cohen on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 8pm.

Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole Songbook

Cole’s brother Freddy Cole sings hits like “Unforgettable” and “Mona Lisa.” The band is led by Jazz in July Artistic Director Bill Charlap. It’s at the 92nd Street Y, Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8pm.

Jazz Goes Hollywood: Dietz & Schwartz

Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y goes to Hollywood with the songs of composer Arthur Schwartz and lyricist Howard Dietz. Featuring Bill Charlap, Renee Rosnes, and Sandy Stewart. Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 8pm

Bill Charlap Summertime Swing Party

The great Jazz pianist opens Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y with a night of unforgettable Swing-era hits.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 8pm

Fleur Seule

Relive all the romance and glamour of the 1940s through Swing, Jazz, and Ballroom music from around the world. Fleur Seule plays Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park Wed, June 29, 2016.

Angelica de la Riva

The Brazilian opera singer and American Jazz singer reprise the collaborations of Frank Sinatra and Antônio Carlos Jobim
Sheen Center
Fri, June 10, 2016 at 8pm

Rosa Passos sings romantic Brazilian Bossa Nova ballads

One of Brazil’s great romantic bossa nova singers
Blue Note Jazz Club
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
June 6 – 8, 2016

Ana Moura & Buika

Two strong female vocalists sing Portuguese Fado, Spanish Flamenco, and Pop standards
Carnegie Hall
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 8pm

New York Festival of Song

MERKIN CONCERT HALL, LINCOLN SQUARE, Tue, April 26, 2016 ~ Compositora: Songs by Latin American Women featuring soprano María Valdés and baritone Efraín Solís
#MUSICFESTIVAL

Qasida Persian Spanish Flamenco Festival at Carnegie Hall

MIDTOWN, Mar 18, 2016 ~ A Flamenco of Arabic poetry by Spanish and Persian musicians.
# persian spanish flamenco festival live music

Ara Malikian

Armenian violinist from Lebanon living in Spain connects Flamenco to its ancient roots
Le Poisson Rouge
Flamenco Festival!
Friday, March 18, 2016, 7:30pm

Vicente Amigo plays Spanish Flamenco at Carnegie Hall

MIDTOWN, Mar, 4, 2016, Spanish flamenco live music ~ Amigo’s “Tauromagia” is one of the great Flamenco guitar albums

Lyrics and Lyricists: The Songbook Meets Rock and Country

1950s radio played American Songbook standards, Rock and Roll hits, and Country classics. The program directed by two-time Tony Award winner James Naughton features Argentine vocalist Solange Prat.
92nd Street Y
February 27-29, 2016

Adriana Trotta

Adriana Trotta Farewell Concert NEW YORK March 10, 2014 ~ Ximena stopped…

Chick Corea

Chick Corea and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis…

The Duchess of Alba at Hispanic Society

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS; Dec 4, 2012; Spanish bolero live music ~ The Hispanic Society of America hosted a performance of Spanish song and dance joined by the Duchess herself who coyly watched without saying a word.

Rolando Villazón

World-class opera tenor Rolando Villazón, originally from Mexico City, sings Verdi´s “Requiem”…

Mar Salá Band

Instituto Cervantes presents Mar Salá Band with its mix of Flamenco rhythms…

Raul Jaurena

Instituto Cervantes presents Raul Jaurena, one of the world’s bandoneón masters and…

Bajofondo

Bajofondo, led by Uruguayan superstar Gustavo Santaolalla at the Highline Ballroom in 2012.

Escalandrum

New York ~ Oct 6, 2012 Birdland presented “Escalandrum,” the sextet of…

REVIEW: Borges & Piazzolla in New York

October 5, 2012
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Birdland
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

Chicha Libre Peruvian psychedelic cumbia

Monday, September 24, 2012
PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn ~ One of the best known Peruvian psychedelic cumbia bands