The Center for Traditional Music and Dance is presenting Sounds of Immigrant New York, a ten-part lecture series involving a variety of ethnomusicologists.
Monday, Feb. 14: Jane Sugarman presents a performance of Albanian music in New York City by CTMD touring artists Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Thursday, March 3: Elizabeth McAlister presents Haitian Music from Vodou to Gospel, Rara to Hip Hop at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Saturday, March 12: Peter Manuel talks on Folk Music from India to the Caribbean and Beyond at the Queens Museum of Art.
Sunday, April 3: Mick Moloney lectures on Irish Music in the Bronx at Fordham University.
Thursday, April 7: Hankus Netsky discusses Tracing New York’s Klezmer History, A Family Affair at the Museum on Eldridge Street.
Wednesday, April 13: Evan Rapport lectures on Bukharian Jewish Music in New York City at the Center for Jewish History.
Thursday, April 21: Anne Rasmussen talks about Middle Eastern Music in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Thursday, May 19: Ray Allen discusses The Transformation of Modern Carnival in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Library.
Thursday, May 26: Su Zheng presents 150 Years of Chinese Music in New York City at the Museum of Chinese in America.
Thursday, June 16: Cathy Rag;amd discusses Music and Mexican Immigrant Life in New York City at the Museum of the City of New York.
Admission is free, except for the performance of Albanian music on Feb 14. For times and details, see the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.
Not part of the series, but also of interest:
Friday, Feb. 25: Radio Banduristan International, a show of Ukrainian music in an informal cabaret setting at the Ukrainian Institute of America.
Saturday, March 5: The Thunderbird Dancers perform Native American music and dance at the Brooklyn Museum.
Friday, March 25: Abdoulaye Diabate and Super Manden present a concert of West African Manden music at Paterson University in Wayne, NJ.
Sunday, March 27: The Ukrainian Wave Community Cultural Initiative is joining with the New York Bandura Ensemble/Bandura Downtown and the Ukrainian Museum for a program celebrating the work of composer Zinoviy Shtokalko.