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globalFEST, America’s catalytic springboard showcase/festival and year round service organization for world music. Taste-makers for an increasingly diverse and innovative planet-spanning scene, this one-night festival will gather a dozen international acts at New York City’s Webster Hall on January 12, 2014.
That single evening will witness everything from vintage Bollywood confections from Down Under to soaring, heartfelt gospel from the deep South, from lush big bands to the sparest single-string guitar.
Long-revered artists—including seminal performers who put Gypsy brass and North African Gnawa trance music on the map—will cross paths with rarely heard masters from little-explored genres.
Announcing the 2014 globalFEST artists:
The Bombay Royale (India/Australia) (US debut)
Technicolor Bollywood big-band pop
KiT (Kuenta i Tambu) (Curaçao/Netherlands)
Dutch-Antillean global bass dance beats
The Wu-Force featuring Abigail Washburn,
Kai Welch and Wu Fei
(Tennessee/China) (NY debut)
Yasmine Hamdan (Beirut/Paris)
Post modern Parisian pop via Beirut underground
Lineup subject to change
globalFEST is part of “January in NYC is the Place to Be for the Performing Arts,” 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. For information, visit www.JanuaryNYC.org.
Listen to all gF sets here on NPR Music