Past Events

ALTARS Live

A celebration of culture by BIPOC artists in Boston

Sun, November 14, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

 

ALTARS Live was an interdisciplinary event spotlighting extraordinary BIPOC artists in Boston, with performances by Grammy-nominated saxophonist Phillip Young; Boston’s Youth Poet Laureate Alondra Bobadilla; Krump champion and Season 6 winner of “So You Think You Can Dance” Russell Fergusson; Boston Ballet dancer and US Presidential Scholar in the Arts My’Kal Stromile and Brazilian dance ensemble SambaViva.

 

Award-winning director Mariona Lloreta’s latest film Altars was premiered, followed by a live Q&A with the audience.

☀️  Summer Series  ☀️

Liars and Believers performed Thursday, September 2nd, at this year's Summer Series.

The Multicultural Arts Center Summer Series is BACK! We returned to Centanni Park this summer to welcome an amazing line up of artists to perform outside. Stay tuned for 2022 Summer Series programming!

Thursday Sept 2
Yellow Bird Chase by the Liars and Believers Theater Company
Anna Borges Duo

 

Friday Sept 3
Singer Mali
Papa Sy and the Pasy Naay Leer Dance Company

 

For more than a dozen years the Multicultural Arts Center has partnered with Cambridge Arts and presented the largest music stage at the annual Cambridge Arts River Festival.

 

On Saturday, June 5, 2021 Cambridge Arts River Festival – Not the River but the Stream – a virtual festival filled with outstanding music took place via the internet. 

 

The Jazz, Blues and R & B Stage, curated by Producer/Creative Director Shelley Neill teamed up with Director of Video Production Callie Chapman, in capturing five solo piano concerts by some of the areas most respected Jazz musicians: Tim Ray, Kevin Harris, Rebecca Cline, Bob Toabe, and Yoko Miwa and includes an interview with each artist after their performance. 

 

The five piano concerts were recorded, during the day, at the Jazz Club in the Multicultural Arts Center’s Studio/Theater, providing both an acoustically excellent and visually beautiful setting, in keeping with the Jazz, Blues and R & B concerts that are intrinsic part of each year’s Cambridge Arts River Festival.

 

This presentation will also feature six short videos of: Billie Holiday, Terri Lyne Carrington, Shirley Horn, Art Tatum, Chick Webb and Nina Simone. They are part of a library of Jazz musicians that are in the process of being assembled by the Cambridge Jazz Foundation.

 

The festival enlists the support of six project partners: Cambridge Arts, The Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge Jazz Foundation, Studio 550, JazzBoston, and Cambridge Community Television.

 

The Running Time is 2 hours and 18 minutes – an oasis of good music awaits you! 

Scenes from the Virtual River Festival (Left to Right: Kevin Harris, Yoko Miwa, Bob Toabe, Tim Ray and Rebecca Cline) Montage by Callie Chapman

Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the photos.

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