Cristi Catt, Nikola Radan and their guests trace global ballads. Through music, cultures and languages share experiences and find common ground. The thread is blue, colored by the melancholy “blues” that often haunt the tunes and by the sea that both inspires lyrics and provides passage to other cultures. 


ALL OVER THE MAP showcases global ballads migrating through centuries and cultures, with local participation each stop of the way. From Portugal to Greece, India, the Ozarks and beyond Blue Thread mixes performance, cultural outreach, ongoing research and coming soon -- an interactive online map -- allowing curious listeners passage to distant lands via shared songs/stories. 

Guest collaborators include Yaniv Yacoby, 12-string guitar, accordion and bouzouki, Hui Weng, guzheng, Shira Kamen, vielle, and Mahshid Iraniparast, santur.


Providence, RI Museum Concert Series  March 8, 2020

Lowell, MA  UMass Lowell Concert  March 5, 2020

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