Rhythms of Life Series - Past Seasons

Performance List

2021-22 Season

Cosmic Jibaros
Latin Rock Fusion
Friday, September 17, 2021

Tony Vacca World Rhythms
Jazz, World Music, and Spoken Word
Friday, October 15, 2021

Renato Diz and Maria Alejandra Quintanilla
"I Will Play Your Soul" Classical/Jazz Improvisation
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Kotchegna Dance Company
Dance and Drums from Ivory Coast, West Africa
Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Steel City Rovers
Celtic, Bluegrass, Folk, and Roots Blend
Thursday, March 17, 2022

Boilermaker Jazz Band
All American Jazz and Swing!
Thursday, April 21, 2022


2020-21 Season

The Piscataway Nation Dancers
Indigenous Music and Dance
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Marcus Santos Ensemble
with special guests, Samba Joia of Cleveland and Timbeleza of Pittsburgh

Brazilian Sounds
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Yuri Juarez Ensemble
Afro-Peruvian Jazz and Global Rhythms
Wednesday, September 16, 2020


2019-20 Season

Inca Son
Music and Dances of the Peruvian Andes
Thursday, September 12, 2019

House of Waters
Global Jazz Sounds
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Harold López-Nussa Quartet
Cuban-rooted Piano Jazz
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Toby Foyeh and Orchestra Africa
West African Music and Dance
Thursday, February 13, 2020


2019-20 Season

Alba Flamenca
Flamenco Dance and Music from Southern Spain
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Victor Prieto Trio
Accordion World Music and Jazz
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Japanese Taiko Drums
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Contemporary Steel Pan Jazz Fusion
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Barleyjuice Irish Band
Pan-Celtic Acoustic Rock
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Progressive Folk
Thursday, April 11, 2019


2017-18 Season

Edmar Castaneda
with Special Guest Grégoire Maret
Harp Jazz and World Music
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tony Vacca World Rhythms
World Music
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Cristina Pato with Special Guest Victor Prieto (Accordion)
Galician Bagpipe (Gaita)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Black Umfolosi
Southern African Songs and Dance
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The East Pointers
Traditional Celtic Music
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Rhythm Future Quartet
Gypsy Jazz
Thursday, April 12, 2018

2016-17 Season

Cosmic Jibaros
Latin Fusion
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Caravan of Thieves
Gypsy Jazz Rhythms and Swing
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

De Temps Antan
Traditional and Contemporary French Canadian Blend
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

SOLE Defined​
Percussive Dance Theater
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

McCarthy Family Irish Trio
Good Ole Irish Tunes
Friday, March 17, 2017

Bumper Jacksons
Americana Roots Jazz, Country Swing, and Street Blues
Wednesday, April 19, 2017


2015-16 Season

Andes Manta
Music of the Andes Mountains and South America
Tuesday, September 15, 2015​

Chinese Acrobatics
Chinese Music and Movement
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Russian Music and Dance Ensemble
Tuesday, November 17, 2015​

Saakumu Dance Troupe
African Music and Dance
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Kennedy’s Kitchen
Good Ole' Irish Tunes
Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Barefoot Movement
Bluegrass Music
Wednesday, April 13, 2016


2014-15 Season

Pasofino Social Club
Traditional Latin Music
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Impulse Ensemble
World Music Fusion
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Brazilian Afro-Cuban Jazz Fusion
Friday, November 21, 2014

Soul Sounds
Soul Music “Hip Trip”
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Steel City Rovers
Celtic Tunes
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tuika's Polynesian Island Magic
Music and Dances from the Pacific
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

2013-14 Season

Guitarra Azul
Spanish Flamenco
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Steel Pan Jazz Fusion
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Junk Rock
Music from Unusual Objects
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Damien Escobar Ensemble
Classical Hip Hop Fusion
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Maidens IV
Celtic and Folk Rock
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Fishtank Ensemble
Traditional Gypsy with an American Bent
Tuesday, April 15, 2014