Live@365 is a global music series produced and curated by Livesounds.org and presented by the Department of Public Programs at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York's cultural and conference complex, and is situated across the street from the Empire State Building. The forth season continues the tradition of bringing extraordinary music to Elebash Hall.
Live@365 is produced in partnership with Live Sounds. Series curator Isabel Soffer, well known for her groundbreaking work as the co-founder and co-director of globalFEST, envisions the series as bravura introductions of the world's finest traditional and contemporary artists to New York City audiences, with a special focus on premieres of new and rarely seen work. Select artists featured over past seasons include renowned kora player Ballake Sissoko dueting with cellist Vincent Segal, flamenco legend Manuel Agujetas, innovative Chinese jaw-harpist Wang Li, Ukranian cult-pop sensations DakhaBrakha and Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré.
Live@365 is inspired by the ethnomusicology scholarship at the Graduate Center, the primary doctorate-granting institution of CUNY. The Graduate Center's doctoral program in music has been ranked among the top programs in the country. As an active part of New York City's vibrant intellectuals and cultural life, the Graduate Center presents a wide range of programming throughout the year, reflecting the Center's mission of education, research, and public engagement. In addition to the Live@365 World Music series, past events have featured Patti Smith, Paul Krugman, Steve Earle, Ira Glass, Gay Talese, Eric Simonoff, Philip Glass, Harvey Lichtenstein and many others.
Live@365 is made possible by the generous support of the Baisley Powell Elebash Fund.