World Music Institute
World Music Institute (WMI) is the premier presenter of world music and dance in the US. Since its founding in 1985, WMI has built the most comprehensive concert series of music and dance in the nation, presenting more than 1,400 ensembles and soloists from over 100 countries and regions. ln addition to its concert series in New York, WMI organizes national tours and maintains a catalog of recordings, videos and books of traditional and contemporary music and dance.
Saturday, May 7th
Saturday, May 7th 11:00am
Symphony Space
Presented by World Music Institute & Symphony Space with MAPP International Productions
Cuba’s premier folkloric ensemble and masters of rumba, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas are living legends of Afro-Cuban tradition who deliver “spectacular sensual dancing and some of the most complex drumming to be heard in this hemisphere.” (The New York Times).
Thursday, May 5th
Thursday, May 5th – Saturday, May 7th
Symphony Space
Presented by World Music Institute & Symphony Space with MAPP International Productions
Cuba’s premier folkloric ensemble and masters of rumba, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas are living legends of Afro-Cuban tradition who deliver “spectacular sensual dancing and some of the most complex drumming to be heard in this hemisphere.” (The New York Times)
Saturday, April 30th
Saturday, April 30th 8:00pm
Jamaica Performing Arts Center
Known for her sultry, compelling voice and commanding stage presence, Latin Grammy-nominated singer Xiomara Laugart is a “powerhouse” (New York Daily News) performer and an icon in her native Cuba, where she recorded 15 albums and performed with the country’s best.
Saturday, April 16th
Saturday, April 16th 10:00pm
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with World Music Institute
Together for over 80 years, Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñero reigns as one of the great champions of the Cuban son. Equally adept at rumbas and boleros, the celebrated ensemble performs all three in the service of Cuba’s most treasured songs.
Contact Information
World Music Institute
4 West 43rd St, Suite 404
New York, NY 10036
(212) 545-7536
Press Information
Helene Browning
helene@worldmusicinstitute.org
(212) 545-7536 x14
Support for Los Muñequitos de Matanzas is provided by New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and The Howard Bayne Fund.