The orchestra drawn from Israel and many countries across the Middle East and North Africa play two of Beethoven's Symphonies Nos. 2 and 9 as part of their "Beethoven for All" initiative — using music as a model for nonpolitical communication.
The Stooges Brass Band got its start when members of two rival high-school marching bands in New Orleans decided to join forces. Today, the group mixes hip-hop, funk and R&B in its thrilling live performances. Hear the group recorded at Webster Hall in New York City.
The Malian singer originally moved to France to study acting, and appeared in several films before picking up the guitar and writing her own songs. Hear Fatoumata Diawara, recorded live in concert from Webster Hall in New York City.
Singer and keyboardist Denis Péan and violinist Richard Bourreau formed the band Lo'Jo in France more than 30 years ago. The band has since been involved in everything from circus performances to Mali's Festival in the Desert. Hear Lo'Jo, recorded live in concert from New York City's Webster Hall.
The Canadian group A Tribe Called Red features three DJs who mix Native powwow chant with hip-hop and dubstep, while a dancer spins multicolored hoops. Hear the group, recorded live in concert from New York City's Webster Hall.
French-born guitarist Stephane Wrembel plays so-called "Gypsy jazz," a style pioneered by legendary guitarist and composer Django Reinhardt. Hear Wrembel and his band, recorded live in concert from New York City's Webster Hall.