Global Rhythms

Presenting musical traditions from across the globe

2018-19 Lineup Tickets & Subscriptions

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Global Rhythms has brought prominent global voices to Seattle stages for over 15 years, highlighting artists who carry the musical traditions of their homes. This season we’re offering a hand-picked lineup of musicians who challenge borders—blurring lines between styles and traveling the world to find new homes, audiences, and inspirations.

Town Hall believes that our country is immeasurably enriched by the contributions of immigrant voices, and we’re excited to bring together a series of artists with immigrant roots. Whether they’re preserving the musical cultures of their homes or infusing them with modern sounds, these innovative artists are sustaining and transforming the traditions that connect them to their heritage.

Break borders with a Global Rhythms season that brings together artists—no matter where they call home—who fill the spaces between us with music.
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2018-19 Season Lineup

All 2019 concerts will take place in our newly renovated building on First Hill

December 2, 2018, 7PM

Mamak Khadem

A Special Co-Production presented at The Triple Door

Iranian-born singer Mamak Khadem captivates audiences by blending her roots in the ancient poetry and music of the Persian masters with a bold and revolutionary new sound. Mamak’s music is based on the classical Persian style while remaining open to cultural influences, forming a bridge connecting geography to lore.
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($20 GA/$15 TH Member)

March 18, 2019, 7:30PM

Pedrito Martinez Group

With a career that began playing $1 per month gigs at clubs in Havana, Cuba, Grammy-nominee Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez has risen with meteoric verve to prominence as a world-class percussionist and bandleader. He heads the Pedrito Martinez Group, a collection of expert musicians who experiment with the boundaries of Afro-Cuban rumba and latin jazz traditions.
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($20 GA/$15 TH Member)

March 29, 2019, 7:30PM

Lorraine Klaasen

Lorraine Klaasen, daughter of legendary South African Jazz singer Thandie Klaasen, is one of the leading voices in Montréal’s thriving International music community. Her music preserves the classic and distinctive sound of Township music and she is known for singing in the Tsonga, Sotho, isiZulu, and Xhosa languages of South Africa as well as English and French.
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($20 GA/$15 TH Member)

April 26, 2019, 7:30PM

Mokoomba & Chimurenga Renaissance

A Global Rhythms concert that brings together two powerhouses of Zimbabwean rhythms for the first time. Mokoomba and Chimurenga Renaissance—separated only by an ocean—unite to celebrate the culture and heritage that inspires their music.

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($20 GA/$15 TH Member)

May 31, 2019, 7:30PM

Kinan Azmeh’s CityBand

Kinan Azmeh left his home city of Damascus to pursue a deeper understanding of his own musical voice—and today he has risen to international prominence as a clarinetist and composer. This virtuosic quartet is known for their deftly personalized high-energy performances featuring clarinet, guitar, percussion, and double bass. 
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($20 GA/$15 TH Member)

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