Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave #1c, Somerville, MA 02143

Strength & Sensitivity is a touring concert experience which blends percussion music, poetry readings, and multimedia exploring the impact of stereotypes, social-emotional intelligence, and the intersection of art and the gender equality movement. The program blends original works ranging from rap to funk, classical, experimental, musical theatre, and soul, within the framework of poetry from Gloria Anzaldua and Maya Angelou, music by emerging composers, and contemporary classical heavy hitters Julia Wolfe and John Cage. Featuring Red Shayedz, a rapper and hip-hop musician who draws from her diverse background to create genre bending hip hop to empower young women, Brian Calhoon’s Marimba Cabaret, which combines a love of theater, singing and storytelling, often performed in heels, the blues of everyday living adopts new rhythms in post-post-R&B soul group Dinquinesh She-Ra and the Nauta Republic, and The Thread Ensemble with visual artist Marah Fellicce, making tunes out of her sculpture,”Poetry Puzzle”, plus the world premiere of “Not My Home” by Maria Finkelmeier, and dueling drum kits from Boston Conservatory percussion students lead by Doug Perkins.

Our Mission

Kadence Arts is an non-profit organization that incubates artistic projects, curates performances, and engages local communities through music making.

Our mission is to unite the community by providing new experiences to support and encourage an appreciation and understanding of how music impacts and enriches our lives. By empowering musicians to break the boundaries of creation, and teaching our community to experiment with self-expression, we’ll create an active ecosystem of art making and learning.



Kadence Arts presents three ongoing programs, along with one-time large scale projects in the Boston Area. 



In 2018, Make Music Boston brought over 80 concerts to parks, plazas, and storefronts across the city!

Kadence Arts' 2017 project, AMID the NOISE is a set of short pieces exploring many forms of noise framed by drones and consistent yet subtly changing harmonies.

Times Two Series concert highlight from Owen Weaver x Maria Finkelmeier on May 2, 2015 at The Record Co.

On June 21, 2017 Boston's streets, parks, and plazas came alive with music for Kadence Arts' annual festival: Make Music Boston! 

The Kadence Arts 2016 annual project: Inuksuit Boston at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. 

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