Posted in music | tour dates on December 29, 2011


globalFEST is returning to Webster Hall on January 8. The fest takes place on three stages and features a large variety of music from around the world. A few of the artists playing will be making their US debut at the show. This year's lineup includes The Gloaming, BélO, Yemen BLues, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Wang Li, Zaz, Mayra Andrade, M.A.K.U. Sound System, The Silk Road Ensemble, SMOD, Diogo Nogueira, and Debo Band. Descriptions of each band are below. Any recommendations on who not to miss?

Tickets are still on sale. Food will also be available for purchase all night.

globalFEST 2011 hosted some of Bob Boilen's favorite live performances of 2011.

Full 2012 schedule below...

globalFEST 2012 Schedule:
7:00 - 7:50 (Marlin Room) The Gloaming (U.S. Debut): Virtuoso Irish and American supergroup explore new traditions
7:00 - 8:00 (The Studio) BélO: Haiti's acoustic innovator and social activist
7:30 - 8:15 (Grand Ballroom) Yemen Blues: Electrifying Yemeni sounds meet jazz, blues and funk
8:10 - 9:00 (Marlin Room) Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: Passionate and exuberant trance and dance music from Southern Italy
8:20 - 9:20 (The Studio) Wang Li (U.S. Debut): Sublime Chinese jaw harp master-improviser
8:35 - 9:20 (Grand Ballroom) Zaz: Chart-topping French chanteuse
9:20 - 10:10 (Marlin Room) Mayra Andrade: Golden-voiced Cape Verde-born singer
9:40 - 10:40 (The Studio) M.A.K.U. Sound System: Furious rhythms of NY's Afro-Colombian underground
9:40 - 10:25 (Grand Ballroom) (The Silk Road Ensemble: Virtuoso collective from around the globe
10:30 - 11:20 (Marlin Room) SMOD (U.S. Debut): Hard hitting, political folk-rap from Mali
10:45 - 11:30 (Grand Ballroom) Diogo Nogueira: Rio's red-hot samba star
11:00 - 12:00 (The Studio) Debo Band: Slinky Ethiopian funk and searing jazz grooves



Comments (6)

smod would be my tip (10:30 – 11:20 (Marlin Room) SMOD (U.S. Debut): Hard hitting, political folk-rap from Mali) ... their album was produced by manu chao and the lead singer is the son of amadou & mariam ...

Posted by giselle | December 29, 2011 2:04 PM

Mayra Andrade is a super QT.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 2:25 PM

I usually can't get behind this kind of fusion, but the silk road ensemble is pretty fucking cool.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 3:35 PM

No Austra?! No Chelsea Wolf?! No EMU?!


Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2011 1:45 PM

Foreign bands sound cool and refreshing. They offer a new kind of music and that is all we need. Variety keeps us revitalized.

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