Sounds of Kolachi, 10-piece super group creates a sonic highway from Ragas to the Blues. | Photo: Mohammad Ali, White Star

Jagwa Music, Speed, heat, and swagger. Tanzania's 7-piece band bangs out a hard-won celebration as screaming hot as a jet engine | Photo: Werner Graebner

Sanam Marvi, vocal warrior; the next great diviner of South Asia's humanist, folk, and Sufi texts. | Photo: Kohi Marri

Democratoz, hard grooving reggae, rai & rock from cosmopolitan Oran. | Photo courtesy of Democratoz.

Ifrikya Spirit - tranced out diwan sounds from Algiers | Photo: Chenz Banalioued

Rajab Suleiman & Kithara - a renewed taraab reinvigorates Zanzibar's syncretic signature sound | Photo: Werner Graebner

Istijmam - Gritty, intimate theater confronts the destiny of today's Algeria | Photo: Chris Van Goethem

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February 9, 2017
Center Stage Pakistan ensembles from Hyderabad and Karachi, Pakistan tour the U.S. this spring. Join us for performances and activities from Derry, NH, to Houston, TX. Performances at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage are live streamed.

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