Globalfest: Worlds Collide In NYC

—by , January 8, 2010

Now in its seventh year, Globalfest, one of North America’s premier world music festivals, has announced their 2010 line-up. This year’s event will include 12 groups performing in three different spaces featuring musicians representing Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America as part of an effort to promote internationalism and cultural understanding through music by featuring unique artists from vastly different homelands and musical backgrounds.

Variety is the name of the game with up-and-coming performers to suit almost every taste including traditional western styles of pop, rock, country and folk like Nightlosers from Romania, Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole from Louisiana, Irish singer Cara Dillon and the brilliant Namgar who hail from Siberia, Russia. Reggae fans will enjoy Meta And The Cornerstones (Senegal) while jazz fans can look forward to swinging electronic jazz from Caravan Palace (France), traditional salsa from La Excelencia (U.S.) or avant-garde/fusion, guitarist Nguyen Le Saiyuki (Vietnam) and his group. It all takes place at NYC’s Webster Hall Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 adv and previous shows have sold out. globalfest-ny.org.

GlobalfestWorlds Collide In NYCby Andrew Magnotta Now in its seventh year, Globalfest, one of North America’s premier world music festivals, has announced their 2010 line-up. This year’s event will include 12 groups performing in three different spaces featuring musicians representing Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America as part of an effort to promote internationalism and cultural understanding through music by featuring unique artists from vastly different homelands and musical backgrounds. Variety is the name of the game with up-and-coming performers to suit almost every taste including traditional western styles of pop, rock, country and folk like Nightlosers from Romania, Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole from Louisiana, Irish singer Cara Dillon and the brilliant Namgar who hail from Siberia, Russia. Reggae fans will enjoy Meta And The Cornerstones (Senegal) while jazz fans can look forward to swinging electronic jazz from Caravan Palace (France), traditional salsa from La Excelencia (U.S.) or avant-garde/fusion, guitarist Nguyen Le Saiyuki (Vietnam) and his group. It all takes place at NYC’s Webster Hall Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 adv and previous shows have sold out. globalfest-ny.org.


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