Artists

Current Season

Sanam Marvi

Hyderabad, Pakistan
Vocal warrior Sanam Marvi is the next, great diviner of South Asia's humanist, folk, and Sufi texts...

Sounds of Kolachi

Karachi, Pakistan
10-piece super group creates a sonic highway from Ragas to the Blues        ...

Previous Seasons

2016

Oran, Algeria
Hard grooving reggae, rai & rock from cosmopolitan Oran          ...
Algiers, Algeria
Tranced-out diwan sounds from Algiers, gathered under a big musical tent      ...
Oran, Algeria
Gritty, intimate theater confronts the destiny of today's Algeria        ...
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
From the streets of Dar es Salaam, Jagwa Music brings the noise Speed, heat, and swagger. Tanzania'...
Zanzibar, Tanzania
A renewed taarab reinvigorates Zanzibar's syncretic signature sound        ...

2015

Bagamoyo, Tanzania
Due to unexpected circumstances, a Center Stage tour to the U.S. by Msafiri Zawose scheduled for...

2014

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Sweeping contemporary dance reveals the cycles of Vietnamese life... Realism merges with symbolic...
Casablanca, Morocco
Captivating movement traces layers of gender, culture, history, and ancestry... Riveting solo...
Casablanca, Morocco
Crowd-wowing, thought-provoking Morocc'n Roll fresh from the Maghreb This “sharp, vibrant, and very...
Peshawar, Pakistan
Transfixing, hyper-folk jams with rich and deep Pushtoon roots... With its propulsive, furious...
Lahore, Pakistan
Discreetly subversive indie rock exposes the inner life of urban pakistan Poor Rich Boy, Pakistan’s...
Agadir, Morocco
 A big dose of Amazigh funk, powered by a single (ribab) string... A feverishly funky sign of...
Hanoi, Vietnam
Avant sounds of electronica, acoustic instruments, and Vietnamese motifs Sophisticated, versatile...

2012

Islamabad, Pakistan
Sharp eloquence, humanist politics, and mystic poetries are given a global voice by Arieb Azhar and...
Pétion-Ville, Haiti
BélO has been hailed as Haiti's musical ambassador to the world. An outspoken groove innovator, he...
Pétion-Ville, Haiti
This company of high-powered dancers and drummers, led by choreographer Jean-René Delsoin,...
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
If there was still any doubt that hip hop is truly a global culture, look no further than Indonesia...
Padang, Indonesia
Hailing from the island of Sumatra, apart from Indonesia's dominant cultures, Nan Jombang is a...
Lahore, Pakistan
Led by charismatic brothers, Ali Hamza and Ali Noor, along with powerhouse drummer and producer...
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
In a country renowned for its puppetry traditions, Papermoon Puppet Theatre is a young,...
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Masters of Haiti's twoubadou (troubadour) tradition, Ti-Coca and his band, Wanga-Nègès perform...
Karachi, Pakistan
Danish Ali, a doe-eyed MD turned punster, and improv comedy frontrunner and viral sensation Ali Gul...
Lahore, Pakistan
Cousins, lifelong friends and longtime musical collaborators, Zeb and Haniya bring a highly...