Join us for an inspired evening of cross-cultural exchange through music with a special shared bill with Debo Band and Alsarah & the Nubatones. 

Inspired by the golden age of 1970s Ethiopian funk, the collaborative Debo Band takes influences from klezmer, avant-garde jazz, and grooves of all genres to celebrate reinventions of traditional songs, the repertoire of Azmari praise-singers, and a trove of original compositions.

Alsarah & the Nubatones were born out of many dinner conversations about Nubian songs of return, modern migration patterns and the cultural exchanges between Sudan and Egypt sharing a love for the richness of pentatonic sounds, and migration experiences. Under the leadership of Alsarah, the Brooklyn-based group’s sound grew into what they have dubbed East African retro-pop.


Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies


Event Policies

Courtyard seating is limited; low lawn chairs (3 feet or under when unfolded) and/or blankets are recommended. Tall chairs are not permitted. You may bring your own food and nonalcoholic beverages. All bags are subject to inspection by Museum staff.

For more information about what you can bring and inclement weather, please see Concerts in the Courtyard Policies.