Think Globally, Dance Locally

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If you don’t leave the country this summer… the world will come to you. Zimbabwe, Mexico, Serbia, Brazil, Nigeria, and Spain are just a few of the countries sending artists to New York stages in the next several weeks. WNYC's Rob Weisberg will unpack some of the highlights.



Rob Weisberg's world music picks:

Rachid Taha and Dengue Fever - Summerstage July 5

Seun Kuti - with Fela's band Egypt 80 - Summerstage July 6

Goran Bregovic - Lincoln Center Festival July 8 and 9

Honest Jons spectacular at Avery Fisher Hall July 12

Accordion festival - Riverside Park July 12th

Julieta Venegas - Summerstage July 12th

Nation Beat - SOBs July 15

Boban Markovic Orchestra - Lincoln Center swing July 16, Drom July 16 and July 23.

Juan Luis Guerra – Madison Square Garden July 18

Peret - Lincoln Center Midsummer Night Swing July 25

Bachata Roja - Queens Latin Festival August 1st

Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto - Queens Latin Festival Aug 2nd

African Festival (Oliver Mtukudzi, Habib Koite, Extra Golden and others) - Prospect Park Celebrate Brooklyn August 3rd.