globalFEST 2015 features 12 bands from 13 different countries performing at New York’s Webster Hall this January 11th. See the full line-up below, and get your tickets here!
globalFEST 2015 is part of “January is Performing Arts Month in New York City,” celebrating the unmatched convergence of performing arts professionals, audiences, and events in New York City. Every January over 45,000 people from around the globe flock to New York City for public festivals and industry gatherings, featuring over 1,500 performances by thousands of world-class artists of all disciplines and genres, including world music, theatre, dance, jazz, and more.
globalFEST 2015 Line-up:
Bixiga70 (US debut; Brazil): Brazil’s brassy Afrobeat orchestra
Emel Mathlouthi (Tunisia/France/US): Electro-inspired voice of Tunisia’s Arab Spring
Emil Zrihan (Morocco/Israel): Soaring Moroccan improvisations and Jewish songs by Israel’s beloved counter tenor
The Jones Family Singers (US): Hard-driving Gospel funk from Texas
Just a Band (Kenya): Nairobi’s Super-Nerdy Electronic Music & Art Collective
Kahulanui (US): Hawaii’s kings of swing
Kevin Johansen + The Nada (Argentina): De-genre-ate Sub-tropicalia from Argentina
The Nile Project (US debut; various): Trans-border collaboration across the Nile Basin
Puerto Candelaria (NYC debut; Colombia): Colombia’s rebellious cumbia experimentalists
Riyaaz Qawwali (various): Pakistani Sufi Music made in the USA
Sam Lee (NYC debut; UK): Unconventional Songs of the British Isles
Zap Mama (Belgium): Polyphonic a capella Afropop pioneers
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