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Iberian Variations: Opening Night at WOMEX (video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 03.09.2015 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

WOMEX always starts off with a gala evening event in which the host country presents a sampling of its musical culture. This year the program was produced by the virtuoso bagpiper Budinho.

Hurdy-Gurdy in the 21st Century

Michal Shapiro | Posted 06.07.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

Here's a simply wonderful performance of "Magla Padnala" a folksong attributed to Macedonia, albeit not without local controversy.

Global Beat Fusion: Kronos Quartet's New York Tundra

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derek Beres

The Kronos Quartet is an institution in classical music. Performing or composing for them is a rite of passage, and the honor's not easily won. You have to play to fit in with this crowd.

Tribecastan In Manhattan Unleashes Uzbek Lutes, Pakistani Taxi Horns, And Six Foot Shepherd's Pipes

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Welcome to Tribecastan, a country without borders tucked away in a corner of downtown Manhattan.