Boston Globe 2015

Pick of the week, Week ahead: Music, theater, art, and more

Newpoli is physically based in Boston but musically based in the Mediterranean, old and new. The group’s new CD (which Friday’s performance showcases) finds it recording original songs for the first time and making forays into the music of the Basilicata region of Italy on a collection that is thematically informed by the hope and sadness of the emigrant — a spirit reflected in its title, “Nun te Vutà" (“don’t look back"). May 29, 8 p.m. Tickets: $15-$20. Oberon, Cambridge. 617-547-8300,
- Stuart Munro