US debut of Brazilian Afrobeat orchestra Bixiga70 will be during globalFest this Sunday!
January 11, 9:40 pm, Webster Hall
Cross-cultural hybridization has gone deeper. So exclaims the line up for the 2015 edition ofglobalFEST (globalfest.org), North America’s premiere international music springboard. Pioneers of Afropolitan a cappella and DIY nerd-funk, third-generation Hawaiian swing and American-made Sufi devotion. Gospel fervor and North African Jewish ecstasy. New voices from the Arab Spring, the Latin underground, and the British Isles.
All in one night, on three stages at the non-profit’s twelfth annual flagship event at Webster Hall,January 11, 2015.
Designed to showcase striking, unexpected, and groundbreaking sounds from tour-ready artists from across the global scene, globalFEST’s January festival is one of several initiatives—from the globalFEST (gF) Touring Fund and a gF-branded North American tour, to yearly stages at high-profile events like Bonnaroo and SXSW—the fast-growing organization undertakes to support its mission of bringing more global music to more venues and audiences around the US and Canada.
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