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Thanks to all who made our 31st New World Festival a smashing success!  See you next year on September 1st!


Scroll through the photos above to see
some of the highlights from this year!

 In the Gallery:
Timeless Art

Aug 26 - Nov 5

Upcoming Events:

Bab L'Bluz -
Friday, Oct. 13

Bab L’ Bluz are reclaiming the blues for North Africa. Fronted by an African-Moroccan woman in a traditionally male role, the band are devoted to a revolution in attitude which dovetails with Morocco’s ‘nayda’ youth movement.

Robert Mirabal -
Saturday, Oct. 14

A Pueblo musician and Native American flute player and maker from Taos Pueblo, New Mexico. His flutes are world-renowned and have been displayed at the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of the American Indian.

The Ivy League of Comedy -
Saturday, Oct. 21

The Ivy League of Comedy comes back to Chandler by popular demand! With the success of their fall show, Shaun Eli brings two amazing comedians with him, Al Lubel, and Maureen Langan ! These comedians are sure to have you in stitches with their individual styles of comedy.

Viv & Riley -
Saturday, Oct. 28

Viv & Riley are rooted in traditional folk but are pushing the boundaries of what that means. Drawing inspiration from the robust music scene in Durham, NC, the duo wax poetic about quiet moments and the small sparkles of beauty we find in our lives that keep us going.

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Natalie MacMaster - Sunday, Nov. 5

One of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia’s most important exports and a superstar in the Celtic music world, fiddle and step-dancer Natalie MacMaster has built a sterling, multi-decade career on electrifying playing and must-see live performances.

Ranky Tanky with very special guest Ms Lisa Fischer -
Saturday, Nov. 11

This Grammy Award winning quintet performs timeless music born from the Gullah culture of the southeastern Sea Islands joined by the incomparable Ms Lisa Fischer. 

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Acoustic Nomads -
Saturday, Nov. 18

At the crossroads of South American folk music and Northern Americana you will find Acoustic Nomads, a band of rising stars taking the acoustic music scene by storm.

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No Strings Marionette Co. presents
The Hobbit -
Saturday, Nov. 25

Bilbo Baggins is a Hobbit who wants to be left alone in quiet comfort in his home in The Shire. But the Wizard Gandalf comes along with a band of Dwarves and draws Bilbo into their quest. Based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien, in No Strings Marionette Company's adaptation of this stirring adventure fantasy, puppeteers adeptly animate marionettes, life-size body puppets and amazing puppet hybrids.

Michael Arnowitt - Saturday, Dec. 2

Crossroads is a special program full of profound, highly personal and expressive pieces, music well-suited to Michael Arnowitt’s style. This Matinee program includes work from Mahler, Victoria Poleva, Arthur Lourié, Bach, Schoenberg, and Debussy.

Mr Sun Plays Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite -
Saturday, Dec. 9

A holiday treat! The always Entertaining Mr Sun blesses us with Duke Elington's rendition of The Nutcracker





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