Touring from coast to coast, four Center Stage ensembles from Algeria and Tanzania make their U.S. debut tours this fall. Join us for performances and activities from Denmark, Maine to Joshua Tree, California. Kennedy Center performances by all ensembles are live streamed.
ISTIJMAM September 5 - October 2
Gritty, intimate theater from Oran, Algeria
Performances at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (Washington, DC), Indiana University, the University of New Hampshire, and New York City's La Mama. Full event details here.
RAJAB SULEIMAN & KITHARA September 6 - 23
A renewed taraab reinvigorates Zanzibar's syncretic signature sound
Performances at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (Washington, DC), Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell (PA), Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, World Music Festivals in Madison (WI) and Chicago, and Globalquerque (NM). Full event details here.
JAGWA MUSIC September 28 - October 8
Speed, heat, & swagger from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Performances at Bossa Bistro and the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (Washington, DC), Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, Le Poisson Rouge (NYC), and Joshua Tree Music Festival (CA).
Full event details here. A few open dates. Contact Lisa Booth Management for additional info.
IFRIKYA SPIRIT September 30 - October 21
Tranced-out diwan sounds from Algiers
Performances at Flynn Center (VT), the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (Washington, DC), David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center (NYC), Cedar Cultural Center (MN), Sheldon Theatre (MN), University of Florida Performing Arts, and South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Capitol Theatre (WA). Full event details here.
Photo Credits: Istijmam by Chris Van Goethem, Rajab Sulieman & Kithara by Werner Graebner, Jagwa Music by Werner Graebner, and Ifrikya Spirit by Djama Nadir.