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JUAN DE MARCOS & THE AFRO-CUBAN ALL STARS - "Absolutely Live II" Tour 2018
GRAMMY-winning musician, composer, arranger, and producer Juan de Marcos, architect of the Buena Vista Social Club sessions that helped reintroduce the classic sound of popular Cuban music to the world, celebrates the release of Absolutely Live II, the first release of his own label, DM Ahora!, with a mid-winter tour that includes concerts at the Highline Ballroom in New York and Berklee Performance Center in Boston. A CD+DVD release featuring performances at the Cervantino International Festival in Guanajuato, Mexico and The Strathmore Center for the Arts in North Bethesda, Maryland, Absolutely Live II showcases his 14-piece Afro-Cuban All Stars at the peak of their powers.
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LAURIE ANDERSON at THE TOWN HALL - Feb 15, 2018
Laurie Anderson's new book All the Things I Lost in the Flood is a series of essays about stories and language. In celebration of the publication of the book (released by Rizzoli) the artist will present a special performance at the Town Hall in New York City on Thursday, February 15. The performance All the Things I Lost in the Flood includes visual images - many of them previously unpublished - as well as intimate performances with commentary of some of her iconic work with voice, electronics, codes, narrative styles and digital language. The evening also includes accounts of many of Anderson's projects, operas, installations and inventions as well as an inside look at the artist's methods, strategies, failures and Plan B's. A book about performance comes to life again as a performance.
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BUIKA at THE TOWN HALL
An electrifying performer with one of the most distinctive and expressive voices in popular music, the Afro-Spanish singer Buika returns to The Town Hall as part of Winter Jazzfest on January 12, 2018. She will premiere songs from her latest release Para Mi (For Me), that earned Buika her first GRAMMY nomination in the Best World Music Album category. Opening for her will be Chilean singer, guitarist and songwriter Camila Meza and the Nectar Orchestra.
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TAYLOR MAC at THE TOWN HALL
In 24-Decade History: Holiday Sauce, a concert at The Town Hall in New York City, on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Taylor Mac explores Christmas as calamity, celebrating the holiday season in all of its dysfunction. This was the MacArthur Award winner's first New York appearance since the dazzling premiere of A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, a stamina-defying 24-hour performance art concert that made the The New York Times "Best of 2016" lists in three categories: Performance, Theater and Classical Music. This holiday show will return to the Town Hall for two nights in December of 2018.
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DAVID BROMBERG at THE TOWN HALL
A musician's musician, master of the guitar, the mandolin, the fiddle and several other stringed instruments, David Bromberg is a one-of-a-kind figure in popular music. He will celebrate his 72nd birthday and his new blues-rooted CD with a special performance at The Town Hall in New York City on September 23, 2017 featuring the David Bromberg Big Band and R&B singer BETTYE LAVETTE
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THE PACO DE LUCIA PROJECT
THE PACO DE LUCIA PROJECT launched their North American tour in Fall 2017, the 50th anniversary of Paco's first solo album release. This celebration of the legendary flamenco guitarist by his acclaimed sextet features Paco's nephew, Antonio Sánchez, on guitar, Alain Pérez (bass), Israel Suárez "Piraña" (percussion), Antonio Serrano (harmonica) David de Jacoba (vocals) and Farruco (dance). The project is a creation of the Grammy-winning producer Javier Limón.
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LARA BELLO
Spanish singer-songwriter will perform songs from her latest CD "Sikame" (Biophilia Records) live on NPR's "Tiny Desk Concert" series, taping Feb 22. Featuring a world of sounds, from the Islamic roots of her native Granada in Andalusia, the reaching to to Africa and New York, the CD made NPR's "Best Latin Releases of 2017".
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MARIACHI HERENCIA DE MEXICO
Chicago's barrio student ensemble scored a surprise hit last year with their debut CD "Nuestra Herencia" (Our Heritage), scoring them a Latin Grammy nomination and a live performance on Chicago's acclaimed classical NPR station, WFMT-FM. They also launched their first national tour that included debuts at Joe's Pub in New York, The Kennedy Center in DC, and even DisneyWorld in Orlando. They begin recording their next CD with Grammy-winning producer Javier Limón in February 2018
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COMING UP:

THE TOWN HALL SPRING 2018 SEASON CONTINUES

Feb 27 National Geographic Live: Anand Varma
http://thetownhall.org/national-geographic-live/

March 5 Andrew Lloyd Webber: Unmasked w/ Glenn Close
http://thetownhall.org/event/andrew-lloyd-webber

March 10 The Chieftains
http://thetownhall.org/event/chieftains

March 24 Familia Habichuela w/ Arturo & Adam O'Farrill
http://thetownhall.org/event/familia-habichuela

March 27 National Geographic Live: David Guttenfelder
http://thetownhall.org/event/natgeolive-david-guttenfelder

March 29 Cry Cry Cry: Richard Shindell + Dar Williams + Lucy Kaplansky
http://thetownhall.org/event/cry-cry-cry

April 7 Carlos do Carmo with Celeste Rodrigues
http://thetownhall.org/event/carlos-do-carmo

April 25 National Geographic Live: Annie Griffiths
http://thetownhall.org/event/natgeolive-annie-griffiths

May 5 Django a Go Go 2018: Stephane Wremble & more
http://thetownhall.org/event/django-a-gogo

May 20 Joshua Redman & Brooklyn Rider
http://thetownhall.org/event/joshua-redman-brooklyn-rider

AIDA CUEVAS - The Queen of Mariachi "TOTALMENTE JUAN GABRIEL" Tour 2018
2018 GRAMMY-winning singer with 39 CD releases to her credit launches her first major U.S. tour, a tribute to the late Mexican music legend Juan Gabriel September - October 2018