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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June 21, 2017
My experience in Ukraine with Center Stage as we toured various cities, visited with artists, saw performances, and learned about the political and cultural history of this complex country, will continue to inform my work for years to come. Having never been to Ukraine (although well traveled and familiar with parts of Eastern Europe), I really had little idea of what to expect. The U.S.

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