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    Summer Arts Preview

    World music picks: Artistry from every corner of the globe

    Banda Magda performs at City Winery May 31.
    Banda Magda performs at City Winery May 31.

    BANDA MAGDA This kaleidoscopic big band, founded by Greek-born composer, orchestrator, singer, and accordionist Magda Giannikou, features an international cast of players performing music melding jazz with Latin percussion, cinematic arrangements, and lyrics sung in six languages. May 31, 8 p.m. $22-$30. City Winery, Boston. 617-933-8047,

    MONSIEUR PERINÉ Winners of the 2015 Latin Grammy best new artist award, the Bogota-based band’s signature “swing a la Colombiana” blends bouncy 1930s guitar jazz with retro-Latin pop styles from bolero to tango and beyond, supporting the effervescent vocals of Catalina García. June 5, 8 p.m. $28-$35. Paradise Rock Club, Boston. 617-876-4275,

    NA BANGUELA: CHORO NIGHT A celebration of Brazil’s pre-samba instrumental genres, including choros, polcas, waltzes, and maxixes composed by greats such as Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim, and more; plus original tunes by group members Ricardo Borsatto Faria (seven-string guitar), Felipe Cemim (10-string mandolin), Marion Campos-Gullotti (four-string guitar), and percussionist João Petrus. June 14, 8 p.m. $10. Lily Pad, Cambridge. 617-395-1393,


    BIG BAD BRASS BONANZA: COCEK! BRASS BAND/DINGONEK STREET BAND Two explosive bands that blend Balkan brass music with influences from New Orleans second line, Afrobeat, Ethio-jazz, Klezmer, reggae, post bop and free jazz, and Western classical music, to dangerously danceable and electrifyingly listenable effect. June 15, 7:30 p.m. $2o-$25. Regattabar, Cambridge. 617-395-7757,

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    SONA JOBARTEH BAND The first female virtuoso of the kora (West African lute) to come from a seminal family of Griots — the ancient hereditary caste of tribal historians — Jobarteh has brought modern pop influences and a woman’s vocal and lyrical perspective to a tradition long dominated by men. June 24, 8 p.m. $30-$36. City Winery, Boston. 617-933-8047,

    ANNIE ROYER & LES GARÇONS MUSETTE CELEBRATE BASTILLE DAY The sparkling Parisienne chanteuse and her “boys” grace the holiday with performances of French cabaret classics associated with such legends as Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Trenet, Yves Montand, and Charles Aznavour, as well as American Broadway and jazz standards. July 13, 7:30 p.m. $23-$28. Regattabar, Cambridge. 617-395-7757,

    THE GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE Founded by the late singer-guitarist Andy Palacio to preserve and advance the music of the Garifuna — descendants of marooned West African slaves and indigenous Caribbean people — the Collective combines contemporary grooves with haunting melodies, lyrical vocals, bass and guitar, and an array of traditional percussion instruments, including turtle shells. July 17, 7:30 p.m. $24-$39. Concerts in the Courtyard, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 800-440-6975,

    ALTIN GÜN The Amsterdam-based band plays old Turkish songs with a twist, reaching back to and updating the 1970s psych-folk music scene of Turkey, incorporating traditional vocal techniques and electrified saz (pear-shaped lute) with wah-wah guitars, keyboards, and funky beats. July 22, 8 p.m. $15. The Sinclair, Cambridge. 617-547-5200,


    TAL NATIONAL From the landlocked African country of Niger, not to be confused with its southern neighbor Nigeria, comes this group whose mesmerizingly frenetic interplay of guitars and vocals merges its members’ Songhai, Fulani, Hausa, and Tuareg musical traditions. Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m. $24-$39. Concerts in the Courtyard, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 800-440-6975,

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