Ebinho Cardoso & Albino Mbie

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, July 15 2:30 PM

Jorge Arce & Raiz de Plena

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, July 15 2:00 PM

Jorge Arce and his group, Raiz de Plena, features Comparsa Boricua with Bomba music and dancers, stilt walkers, and masqueraders in parades with a Carnival flavor. Their traditional plena music concerts include percussion, trumpets and trombones, and audience participation in the form of lots of call-and-response chants!

Kina Zorė

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, July 15 6:00 PM

Boston-based Afropop group Kina Zoré commands the dance floor with earthy-yet-electric African rhythms that echo from frontman Helder Tsinine’s hometown of Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. Shortly after moving to Boston to attend Berklee, Tsinine formed Kina Zoré (the band is named after a Mozambican, traditional, celebratory dance) to share some of his songs and stories of his life in Mozambique.

BBB Boston Bhoepa Band

54 Sargent Ave , Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Jampa Choephell
Saturday, May 13 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

BBB (Boston Bhoepa Band) evolved with an aspiration to explore and experience Tibetan songs and melodies via various western musical genres. BBB aims to present the best blended waves and sounds of the trans-Himalayan tunes and melodies to the audience of Boston and the World. Let there be 'light' and 'music'.

FORRÓ ZABUMBECA - Brazilian dance music

325 Lowell St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Adam Bahrami
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FORRÓ ZABUMBECA plays dance music from the Northeast of Brazil using all the latest technology: 8-bass button accordion, rustic fiddle, 7-string acoustic guitar, zabumba bass drum, & one large triangle.

Join us on our FAVORITE PORCH for an energetic set of traditional and original forró! -- Bring you're dancing shoes!

• Paddy League - 8-bass button accordion, rustic fiddle & vocal
• Adam Bahrami - 7-string guitar
• Catherine Bent - triangle
• Gustavo Ramanzini - zabumba bass drum

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Somerville Symphony Orkestar

74 Walnut St, SOMERVILLE (see map on right)
Band Contact: Joel Edinberg
Saturday, May 13 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Blossoming from the Slavic heart of Greater Boston, the Somerville Symphony Orkestar is an all-original Eastern European Punk Funk band. Formed in 2009, the SSO has been constantly gaining notice from many of the music scenes in and around New England. With the success of their first album, the SSO has opened for such bands as the Rebirth Brass Band, the Stepkids, and Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis. They’ve also made their mark as one of the organizers of the yearly Balkan Soul Fest in Somerville, MA and have also performed at many of New England’s other festivals including Jerry Jam, Boston’s First Night, and the Somerville Artbeat Festival


59 Munroe street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: lise Capet
Saturday, May 13 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Drzewa (Polish for "trees") play improvisations inspired by traditional Siberian music and psychedelic rock.


84 Avon, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Ceallaigh Reddy
Saturday, May 13 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Bealtaine is a group of friends who play Irish and a bit of Scottish traditional music. Some of us play professionally, others just for fun. We frequently get together for house parties and enjoy sharing our tunes and love of the music with others. Come join us for some tunes and a few songs—"craic agus ceol" (good times/fun and music).

DJ DrippyPuss

30 Rogers Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Daniel Ellowitz
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

You'll like this, I promise.


12 Central Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Karl Stephan
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mahasound is the duet of Ambar and Alfredo Limantour, performing unique Pre-Columbian music using natural rhythmic cycles for dancing, and relaxation. Mahasound's centerpiece drums were crafted in the ancient Aztec tradition by Don Maximino Ibarra, who received his gift as a drum-maker on the slopes of Popocatepetl. The drums are considered sacred and are called the "abuelos" or grandparents. Mahasound's beautiful collection of more than 50 replica instruments are carved with serpents and other Nahuatl symbols, days from the sacred calendar Tonalpohualli, and Aztec Gods. Ambar and Alfredo believe in the power of sound to improve people´s lives. Journey to ancient Mexico with Mahasound.

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