Singer Lila Downs shares Calavera, a Día de los Muertos celebration of music, dance and ritual. Downs is one of the world’s most singular and powerful voices, whose compelling stage presence and poignant storytelling transcend all language barriers.
Three masterful genre-benders and the leading virtuosos on their respective instruments, Béla Fleck (banjo), Zakir Hussain (tabla) and Edgar Meyer (bassist/multi-instrumentalist) move with ease among the genres of classical, bluegrass and world music.
Comprised of just two musicians from Italy, Petra Magoni (voice) and Ferruccio Spinetti (double bass), Musica Nuda is a prime example of an ensemble whose value is greater than the sum of its parts.
The cracking Irish band Danú returns to the Mondavi Center with special guests for An Emerald Isle Christmas, celebrating the holiday, as well as Danú’s 25th anniversary, in time-honored Irish fashion.
Unparalleled purveyors of a multilingual blend of cosmopolitan sounds, Pink Martini deliver beloved songs from around the globe, and a dash of holiday music to celebrate the season.
South Africa’s musical ambassador to the world, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is one of the world’s greatest and most popular a cappella vocal ensembles.
Described as ethereal Nordic folk music, Dreamers' Circus is comprised of three close friends and members of the Danish String Quartet whose bond informs their powerfully connective music.
A complimentary beer tasting featuring a selection of local breweries precedes a double-bill of The High Kings, a multi-platinum Irish folk group of four vocalists/instrumentalists formed in Dublin; and Socks in the Frying Pan, a young traditional trio from Country Clare that blends classic Irish melodies with innovative rhythmic and melodic garnish.
Through traditional Taiko drumming, Yamato seeks to create “tamashii,” which translates as soul, spirit and psyche, the very elements of life itself.
Bokante is a world-music supergroup founded by Michael League (of Snarky Puppy) and Malika Tirolien, who is originally from the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.