Since 2005, this multicultural performance series - a sister to the annual summer CONCERT OF COLORS world music festival in Midtown Detroit - has offered high quality musical presentations for fans of traditional and world music and those with adventurous cultural tastes.

TICKETS -  $15 General public, $10 AANM Members - are available in advance online only. Tickets also available at the door. All Global Fridays performances begin at 8 p.m. at the Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. Free, lighted parking is available in the municipal lot north of the Museum. 

8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16
Dafnis Prieto Si O Si Quartet
(Cuban jazz)

Award-winning Prieto’s revolutionary drumming techniques and compositions have had powerful impact on the global Latin and jazz scene. Also a gifted educator, Prieto has worked with bands led by Henry Threadgill, Steve Coleman and Eddie Palmieri, among others.


FREE with ticket purchase! 5 p.m. workshop for jazz musicians, percussionists and aficionados.

Made possible by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures and the National Endowment for the Arts.


8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7
Noura: A staged reading
by Heather Raffo
Directed by Joanna Settle

In this re-imagining of Ibsen's A Doll's House, the award-winning Iraqi American playwright/performer examines the story of an Iraqi refugee family in New York, highlighting an acutely relevant awakening of identity that tackles the notions of shame, violence, assimilation, exile and love. 


Heather Raffo and Detroit’s Matrix Theatre Company offer a FREE theatrical storytelling workshop for ages 18+ at 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. RSVP HERE

FREE with ticket purchase! Open mic reading, reception, and gallery stroll of What We Carried from 6:30 - 8 p.m. before the performance.

AANM is a NPN Partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN Performance Residency Program. Major contributors include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information:


8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28
Raman Kalyan & Deepak Ram
(N. + S. Indian classical)

In celebration of the Diwali holiday, Kalyan and Ram present The Spirit of Breath, a jugalbandi or duet of two solo musicians, an experience akin to witnessing two artists paint the same image, but with contrasting shades of color and nuance. Ram spent 20+ years with his guru Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia learning nuances and intricacies, while Raman – a leading flautist of the Carnatic style – learned from Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr. N. Ramani.


Presented in partnership with Great Lakes Aradhana Committee, the Hindu American Foundation and Komal Rishab.

8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9
Karim Nagi: Detour Guide
(Multimedia storytelling)

This Egyptian drummer, disc jockey and storyteller takes audiences on an alternative tour, an educational, groove-worthy trip through the Arab World and the Arab Diaspora. Using percussion, verse, storytelling, video projections and an urban remix soundscape, Nagi describes revolution, recreation, immigration, profiling, identity, music, dance and more. His witty writing and iconic artwork are all tied together by articulate percussion and bold movement.


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