About

Founded in 2011, Live@365 is a global music series produced and curated by Isabel Soffer of 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.

Series curator Isabel Soffer has been at the forefront of global music programming in the USA for over 25 years and is known for her groundbreaking work as the co-founder and co-director of globalFEST. Live@365 is recognized for bringing the world's finest traditional and contemporary artists to New York City, with a special focus on premieres of new and rarely seen work to the extraordinary Elebash Hall at the CUNY Graduate Center

Select artists featured over past seasons include renowned kora player Ballake Sissoko in duet with cellist Vincent Segal; flamenco legend Manuel Agujetas; innovative Chinese jaw-harpist Wang Li; Ukranian cult-pop sensations Dakha Brakha; Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Tour; Amazonia's Dona Onete, Ethiopian Icon Girma Beyene; Estonia's Maarja Nuut; Brazilian Bossa Nova's Marcio Local; Korea's Jeong Ga Ak Ho, Kurdish Master Ali Akbar Moradi, Songs of Arab Spring with Emel Mathlouti and many, many more.

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.

  • Live@365
  • Department of Public Programs
    • Karen Sander, Director Public Programs, CUNY Graduate Center
    • Tim Ellis
    • Jan Herman
    • Jimmy Cok

For press inquiries please contact Isabel Soffer isartsny@gmail.com