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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[With Khumariyaan’s] dynamic spirit, the band is in fine form when straddling that line between genres and cultures, shifting from Eastern to Western and playing around with crescendos and stop-start staccatos.

— The Friday Times, Pakistan

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July 6, 2017
As part of its mission, the Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond, presents international arts programs, supports artists, and fosters cultural exchange between artists and the community.

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